Cameroon Economic Statistics and Indicators
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Economic Indicators For: Cambodia › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Central African Franc, XAF
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 34
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2021
Date of Last Update: 30th June 2016
Population: 15458332 ; note: estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 181,035 sq km ; land: 176,515 sq km ; water: 4,520 sq km
Natural Resources: oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential
Capital: name: Phnom Penh ; geographic coordinates: 11 33 N, 104 55 E ; time difference: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Since 2004, garments, construction, agriculture, and tourism have driven Cambodia's growth. GDP climbed more than 7% per year between 2010 and 2013. The garment industry currently employs more about 400,000 people and accounts for about 70% of Cambodia's total exports. In 2005, exploitable oil deposits were found beneath Cambodia's territorial waters, representing a potential revenue stream for the government, if commercial extraction becomes feasible. Mining also is attracting some investor interest and the government has touted opportunities for mining bauxite, gold, iron and gems. The tourism industry has continued to grow rapidly with foreign arrivals exceeding 2 million per year since 2007 and reaching over 3 million visitors in 2012. Cambodia, nevertheless, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and long-term economic development remains a daunting challenge, inhibited by endemic corruption, limited educational opportunities, high income inequality, and poor job prospects. Approximately 4 million people live on less than $1.25 per day, and 37% of Cambodian children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. More than 50% of the population is less than 25 years old. The population lacks education and productive skills, particularly in the impoverished countryside, which also lacks basic infrastructure. The Cambodian Government is working with bilateral and multilateral donors, including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and IMF, to address the country's many pressing needs; more than 50% of the government budget comes from donor assistance. The major economic challenge for Cambodia over the next decade will be fashioning an economic environment in which the private sector can create enough jobs to handle Cambodia's demographic imbalance.
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GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 11,806.93 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 16,834.96 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Cameroon in year 2015 is US$ 28.478 Billion.
GDP Deflator for Cameroon in year 2015 is 142.585 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 510,956.44 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 728,549.08 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Cameroon in year 2015 is US$ 1,232.42 .
GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Cameroon in year 2015 is US$ 72.644 Billion.
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Cameroon in year 2015 is US$ 3,143.74 .
Investment (% of GDP) for Cameroon in year 2015 is 21.817 %.
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Cameroon in year 2015 is 242.815 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Cameroon in year 2015 is 247.833 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Population for Cameroon in year 2015 is 23.108 Million .
General government revenue (National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 2,991.11 Billions.
General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 3,959.07 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF -967.96 Billions.
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Cameroon in year 2015 is XAF 16,834.96 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Cameroon in year 2015 is US$ -1.647 Billion.
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International