Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Cameroon | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESCameroonWorldExportsValue (US$)4,230,114,715.002,126,727,612.001,732,408,223.003,878,432,844.002,147,386,038.004,274,981,263.004,520,921,971.005,159,519,529.004,052,643,290.002,130,449,501.003,264,185,171.003,804,792,058.90
Value Growth, YoY (%)18.27-49.72-18.54123.87-44.6399.075.7514.12-21.45-47.4353.2116.56
ImportsValue (US$)3,265,622,486.004,137,863,424.003,788,598,514.005,133,282,796.005,074,397,807.006,515,067,540.006,657,200,199.007,561,138,520.006,036,814,820.004,898,887,030.005,183,629,302.006,133,556,703.24
Value Growth, YoY (%)3.6926.70-8.4435.49-1.1428.392.1813.57-20.15-18.845.8118.32

The value of merchandise exports from Cameroon totalled $ 3.8 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Cameroon increased by 16.5% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 540 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Cameroon amounted to $3.26 billion in 2017)

Cameroon's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Cameroon in 2018:

  • China with a share of 24% (944 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 13.7% (521 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 9.71% (369 million US$)
  • France with a share of 6.97% (265 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 5.89% (224 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.51% (209 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.56% (135 million US$)
  • Bangladesh with a share of 3.32% (126 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.06% (116 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.04% (115 million US$)

Exports structure from Cameroon in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 50% (1.91 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 14.6% (555 million US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 14.5% (553 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 5.55% (211 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 3.47% (132 million US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 1.64% (62 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1.42% (54 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 1.27% (48 million US$): 34 - Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, dental waxes and dental preparations with a basis of plaster
  • 0.907% (34 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 0.507% (19.3 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Cameroon export in 2018?

Cameroon's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 40% ($1.55 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 11% ($420 million): 1801 - Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted
  • 7.47% ($284 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm
  • 5.92% ($225 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 5.73% ($218 million): 4403 - Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared
  • 5.53% ($210 million): 5201 - Cotton, not carded or combed.
  • 3.2% ($121 million): 7601 - Unwrought aluminium
  • 2.51% ($95 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 1.92% ($73 million): 1803 - Cocoa paste, whether or not defatted.
  • 1.61% ($61 million): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried

The value of merchandise imports to Cameroon totalled $ 6.13 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Cameroon increased by 18.3% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 949 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Cameroon was equal to $5.18 billion in 2017)

Cameroon's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Cameroon in 2018:

  • China with a share of 18.4% (1.13 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 8.26% (506 million US$)
  • Nigeria with a share of 5.57% (342 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 4.83% (296 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 4.21% (258 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.89% (238 million US$)
  • Togo with a share of 3.39% (208 million US$)
  • India with a share of 3.38% (207 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.12% (191 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.99% (183 million US$)

Imports structure to Cameroon in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 21% (1.32 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.33% (511 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.85% (481 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 6.81% (417 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.54% (339 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.55% (279 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.9% (239 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.2% (196 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.19% (195 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 3.11% (190 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Cameroon import in 2018?

Cameroon's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 13.9% ($852 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 5.07% ($311 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 4.54% ($278 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 4.23% ($259 million): 1006 - Rice
  • 3.4% ($208 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 3.36% ($206 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale
  • 2.64% ($162 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers
  • 1.9% ($117 million): 2818 - Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined; aluminium oxide; aluminium hydroxide
  • 1.84% ($113 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars
  • 1.77% ($108 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones

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Cameroon | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018