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Summary statistics
Region Middle Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XAF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 475650  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 21700  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 45.6  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Yaoundé (2432)  
United Nations membership date 20 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 26094  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 23623  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 16588  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 5.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 2.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 1202.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1145.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 914.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 1134.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1121.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 880.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 21.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 19.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 17.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 497.16 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 490.91 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 556.04 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 -956  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -856  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -493  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 133 2011.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 129  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 111  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2012 112 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 102 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 148  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 139  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 152  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 143  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ... Age group 10 years and over.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 12.6 Age group 10 years and over.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 14.1 Age group 10 years and over. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ... Age group 10 years and over.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 53.3 Age group 10 years and over.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 55.7 Age group 10 years and over. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 63.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 63.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 62.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 76.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 76.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.2  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 817 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 573 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 451 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders. 2006.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 3993  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 4902  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 64.0  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 44.1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 12.8  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 5.7 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 4.3 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 1.4  
Exports (million US$) 2012 4275.0  
Imports (million US$) 2012 6515.1  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -2240.1  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 China (15.3), Portugal (11.8), Netherlands (11.3)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Nigeria (17.8), France (11.9), China (10.4)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population (%) 2013 53.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 43.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 5.2/4.5  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 100.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 56.0/53.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 73.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 23.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 291.8/1.3  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 110065  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 75.2/86.5  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 42.2  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 13.9/25.6 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 31.1  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 639  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 41.7  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 7229/0.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 121.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1541 Based on monthly averages for the period 1971-2000.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 19.8/28.5 Based on monthly averages for the period 1971-2000.  
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