Overview: In 2018 Cameroon was the number 97 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 116 in total exports, the number 128 in total imports, and the number 118 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Cameroon exported $4.26B and imported $5.51B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$1.25B. In 2018, Cameroon's exports per capita were $169 and its imports per capita were $219.
Trade: The top exports of Cameroon are Crude Petroleum ($1.5B), Cocoa Beans ($492M), Sawn Wood ($459M), Gold ($415M), and Bananas ($271M). The top imports of Cameroon are Rice ($199M), Refined Petroleum ($191M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($155M), Packaged Medicaments ($154M), and Wheat ($151M).
Destinations: Cameroon exports mostly to China ($999M), Italy ($494M), United Arab Emirates ($425M), France ($399M), and Netherlands ($341M), and imports mostly from China ($1.71B), France ($562M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($368M), Italy ($239M), and Thailand ($189M).
Location: Cameroon borders Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria by land.