Cameroon's flag    Cameroon


Official language: English, French
Currency: CFA Franc
Capital City: Yaoundé
Area: 475650km2
Subregional membership(s): Central Africa, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa , Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Oil producing economies, Sub-Saharan Africa, Franc Zone, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)


27224.3K
2021

Mid-year population
34.9B
2017

GDP at current prices, USD

Under five mortality rate
105.7
2019

Primary enrolment ratio
Population and migration
United Nations Population Division, United Nations Population Fund
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Annual rate of change of the migrant stock (%)77.8418.27
Average annual population growth rate - Total (%)18.9718.8318.6918.5518.4118.2017.9917.7817.57
Average annual population growth rate - Urban (%)25.2025.2023.8023.8023.80
Life expectancy at birth - Female (years)405.3408.9412.4415.6418.6421.3423.9426.3428.6
Life expectancy at birth - Male (years)386.8390.3393.9397.4400.6403.6406.2408.5410.5
Life expectancy at birth - Total (years)396.1399.6403.1406.4409.6412.4415.0417.4419.5
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 0-4 (%)81.8390.93
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 10-14 (%)58.3847.81
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 15-19 (%)56.0052.36
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 20-24 (%)59.0856.14
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 25-29 (%)65.3861.88
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 30-34 (%)64.3362.65
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 35-39 (%)58.3157.75
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 40-44 (%)51.3850.96
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 45-49 (%)45.0844.59
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 5-9 (%)47.2554.95
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 50-54 (%)35.8436.68
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 55-59 (%)27.7928.63
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 60-64 (%)20.0221.28
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 65+ (%)29.4033.32
Population - Female (%)350.35350.28350.28350.21350.07350.00349.93349.86
Population - Female (thousands)77,35379,45881,60283,78586,00688,26390,55592,88295,241
Population - Male (%)349.65349.72349.72349.79349.93350.00350.07350.14
Population - Male (thousands)77,18879,31581,48683,70085,95688,25190,57992,94095,329
Population - Total (thousands)154,541158,773163,089167,486171,963176,514181,135185,821190,570
Population - Urban (%)373.80378.00382.20386.40390.60394.80399.00403.20
Population - Urban (%)373.80378.00382.20386.40390.60
Population - Urban (thousands)80,90684,02887,24190,53193,919
Total fertility rate (per woman)34.434.033.533.032.532.031.631.130.7
Health
United Nations Statistics Division, World Health Organization
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Percentage of children under-five and underweight (%)
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)595.00595.00
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)
Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles (%)581.00
Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (%)
Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities - Total (%)315.00322.00322.00
Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Adult literacy rate - Female (%)482.16
Adult literacy rate - Male (%)568.05
Adult literacy rate - Total (%)524.93
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Female (%)766.71769.58769.93731.57686.07701.47
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Male (%)860.02856.73855.12812.35760.97778.40
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Total (%)813.68813.47812.84772.24723.80740.25
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Female (%)354.62380.73380.80388.08
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Male (%)413.42446.46445.34452.34
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Total (%)384.23413.84413.21420.42
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Female (%)95.97102.62108.78118.30
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Male (%)123.41131.04134.75149.94
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Total (%)109.76116.90121.87134.19
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Female (%)350.84
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Male (%)381.64
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Total (%)379.54350.56332.01328.30
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Total (%)586.60
Mean years of schooling - Total (years)41.342.0
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Female (%)602.56603.47604.59597.03597.59
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Male (%)610.47612.92612.01609.14609.14
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Total (%)642.11643.93666.89666.40
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Female (%)485.10478.73475.51476.35475.09
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Male (%)429.59424.27429.10428.61426.37
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Total (%)295.12316.33323.96331.10
Primary school enrollment - Female (number)13,559,70714,363,78314,744,91914,381,26913,828,71714,472,633
Primary school enrollment - Male (number)15,439,71816,226,13316,623,72616,218,39815,585,19916,326,646
Primary school enrollment - Total (number)28,999,42530,589,91631,368,64530,599,66729,413,91630,799,279
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary education - Total (rate)309.4290.3299.2312.3313.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary education - Total (rate)137.1143.0139.1134.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary education - Total (rate)368.1366.0
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)6.36.36.36.36.3
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)6.06.0
Ratio of girls to boys in tertiary education (ratio)
Ratio of school attendance rate of orphans to school attendance rate of non orphans (%)
School life Expectancy in Primary - Female (years)46.247.648.345.6
School life Expectancy in Primary - Male (years)51.953.153.850.9
School life Expectancy in Primary - Total (years)49.150.351.148.3
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Female (years)25.227.127.928.4
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Male (years)29.632.032.833.5
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Total (years)27.429.530.430.9
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Female (years)4.85.15.55.9
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Male (years)6.26.66.77.5
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Total (years)5.55.96.16.7
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Female (%)469.49401.80288.82
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Male (%)452.20397.25288.19
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Total (%)460.25399.42288.47
National accounts
United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current USD (billions)226.4244.6216.3228.3244.5
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - National Currency (billions)111,869120,934127,998135,414142,299
Prices
Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Consumer price index, All item, 2010=100755.44769.51790.09796.95802.06810.67830.62
Inflation rate (percentage change of CPI over same period of previous year)14.3512.9518.766.094.487.4917.22
inflation rate: end of period price indices percentage change over previous year11.5518.3410.082.105.3214.0016.87
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period14.3512.9518.766.094.487.4917.22
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period11.5518.1310.362.038.197.4917.1519.6015.7514.35
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (%)11.5518.1310.362.038.197.4917.1519.6015.75
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (index)1,6461,6881,7131,7181,739
Energy
African Union Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)36,49838,39541,02743,00845,199
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)36,883
Electricity - total biofuels and waste production (Giga watt hours)476504212828
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)11,29112,47425,06726,27126,586
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)2,709
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)29,61735,47630,51332,27733,509
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)33,985
Electricity - total Solar wind tide wave production (Giga watt hours)446.53476494.97515.69
Electricity - total thermal production (Giga watt hours)14,04917,82225,31219,47420,95125,088
Oil - Consumption (metric tons)602.00448.00707.00735.00756.00
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)10,94810,80810,89210,906
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)11.712.913.413.614.411.7
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)41,83148,93047,80350,23952,927
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)2,735
Tourism
World Bank, World Tourism Organization, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
International tourism expenditures - current USD (millions)5,5655,8105,194
International tourism receipts (% of total exports)52.9251.3149.49
International tourism receipts - current USD (millions)4,2494,4033,3323,5563,8014,431
International tourism, number of arrivals - Total (thousands)6,384
International tourism, number of arrivals - Total (thousands)5,4815,7546,2796,9587,567
Overnight stays (thousands)5,8735,8317,3158,106
Rooms in hotels and similar establishments (thousands)212.7220.4229.0249.8243.2264.6
Total contribution to employment, tourism (%)42.9142.6342.0042.00
Total contribution to GDP, tourism (%)48.3048.5147.8150.40
Transport

Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Paved Road (% of total) (%)
Total length of railways (kilometre)6,8366,8327,0287,0287,028
Information society
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)25.3435.7031.5730.7325.2725.0625.06
Internet users per 100 inhabitants (%)70.00113.47144.76162.40162.40
Mobile telephone subscribers (number)109,652,662119,273,413127,124,669131,022,521140,947,716129,190,852149,805,152
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)496.65525.84545.65547.61573.72512.33572.32
International trade
International Road Federation, World Bank
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Banking, insurance, financial statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Deposit rate (%) (%)22.4718.2017.15
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)3,4583,4614,140
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)3,4573,4564,1384,1484,0653,8884,101
Interest rate - Lending (%)
Government finance fiscal and public sector statistics
World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Debt service ratio - Per export (ratio)23.542.451.4100.774.9
Fiscal deficit (% of GDP)-5,659.6-8,249.4-6,932.5-3,742.6-5,277.7-6,493.5-4,353.9-3,416.2
Net ODA - current USD (millions)5,2645,9934,6425,2998,488
Net ODA - Per capita (current USD)243.04269.43203.28226.1352.87
Total external debt - as % of GDP (%)127.47150.71223.86232.82263.76276.29291.76302.19297.78293.65
Balance of payments
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Economic Commission for Africa
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Capital Account net - current USD (billions)0.70.70.20.70.8
Compensation of employees - current USD (millions)632.6639.9549.2628.9575.9
Current account balance - as % of GDP (%)-24.92-27.93-26.60-22.47-17.78
Current account balance - current USD (millions)-7,894.4-9,800.8-8,212.5-7,260.7-6,645.2
Errors and omissions - current USD (millions)-1,001.2
Financial Account net - current USD (millions)-111.633.0-4.226.5-3.7
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)3,9715,0864,3914,6464,707
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)38,11143,19647,58848,486
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)-962.7-70.8-75.7-272.1-139.5
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)38,11143,19647,58848,486
Portfolio Investment (Net) - current USD (millions)488.6
Primary income (Net) - current USD (millions)-4,305.4-4,778.5-3,057.1-3,891.7-4,557.9
Secondary income (Net) - current USD (millions)2,1312,5122,2182,4312,968
Services Balance - current USD (millions)-4,339.1-4,392.5-4,769.6-4,139.5-3,468.9
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)-261.10
Trade balance - current USD (millions)-1,381.0-3,141.7-2,603.8-1,660.3-1,586.4
Workers remittances (Net) - current USD (millions)873.2
Environment
United Nations Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Carbon Dioxide Emission - metric tons (thousands)
Consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs in ODP (metric tons)576.10
Energy use (Kg oil equivalent) per $1,000 (PPP) GDP (per 1,000 population)
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)278.60
Land area covered by forest (%)