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Cameroon
Summary statistics
Region Middle Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XAF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 475650  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 20030  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 42.1  
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$) 2011 26410  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 23619  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 16588  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 2.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 1319.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1205.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 945.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 1262.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1180.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 910.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 21.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 19.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 17.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 506.96 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$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -856  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -493  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 133  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 129  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 111  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 105 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) 2011 145  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 139  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 148  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 143  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ... 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.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ... 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.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 64.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 63.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 62.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 77.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 77.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.9  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ...  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 573  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 451 2006.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 4427 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 4902  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 55.7  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 46.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 13.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 5.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 4.3  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 1.4  
Exports (million US$) 2011 2147.4  
Imports (million US$) 2011 5074.4  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -2927.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Netherlands (19.3), France (11.6), China (8.5)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 France (17.3), China (14.2), Germany (4.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population (%) 2012 52.7  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 40.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 5.9/5.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 99.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 53.6/51.4  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 84.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.3  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 29.2  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 196.6/1.0  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 103671  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.5  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 78.6/91.3  
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 based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 13.9  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 632  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 42.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 6668/0.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 108.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1541  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 19.8/28.5  
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