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Economic Indicators For: Cameroon › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Canadian Dollar, CAD
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 42
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2021
Date of Last Update: 30th June 2016
Population: 23130708 ; note: estimates for this country explicitly 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: 475,440 sq km ; land: 472,710 sq km ; water: 2,730 sq km
Natural Resources: petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower
Capital: name: Yaounde ; geographic coordinates: 3 52 N, 11 31 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Because of its modest oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, it faces many of the serious problems confronting other underdeveloped countries, such as stagnant per capita income, a relatively inequitable distribution of income, a top-heavy civil service, endemic corruption, and a generally unfavorable climate for business enterprise. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. The IMF is pressing for more reforms, including increased budget transparency, privatization, and poverty reduction programs. Subsidies for electricity, food, and fuel have strained the budget. Cameroon has several large infrastructure projects under construction, including a deep sea port in Kribi and the Lom Pangar Hydropower Project. It also recently opened a natural gas powered electricity generating plant. Cameroon must attract more investment to improve its inadequate infrastructure, but its business environment is a deterrent to foreign investment.
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GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 1,768.24 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 1,985.65 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Canada in year 2015 is US$ 1,552.39 Billion.
GDP Deflator for Canada in year 2015 is 112.295 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 49,357.18 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 55,425.82 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Canada in year 2015 is US$ 43,331.96 .
GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Canada in year 2015 is US$ 1,631.94 Billion.
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Canada in year 2015 is US$ 45,552.63 .
Investment (% of GDP) for Canada in year 2015 is 23.771 %.
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Canada in year 2015 is 126.542 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Canada in year 2015 is 127.267 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Employment for Canada in year 2015 is 17.949 Million .
Population for Canada in year 2015 is 35.825 Million .
General government revenue (National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 766.649 Billions.
General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 800.152 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD -33.503 Billions.
General Government Structural Balance (National Currency) for Canada in year 2015 is CAD -25.672 Billion.
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Canada in year 2015 is CAD 1,985.65 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Canada in year 2015 is US$ -51.375 Billion.
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International