Cameroon Economy

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Cameroon was one of the most prosperous economies in Africa following its independence, however a drop in commodity prices for its principal exports (petroleum, cocoa, coffee, and cotton) in the 1980s combined with overvalued currency and economic mismanagement led to the 60% decrease in real per capita GDP from 1986 to 1994. However, due to its oil reserves and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon is still one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. It currently has a nominal GDP of $47.12 billion ranking it 94th in the world.

Major Cameroon Indicators

Period Value % Chg Prev
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Cameroon Economic Freedom Index 2017 51.80
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