Cameroon - Foreign trade



Crude petroleum was the most expensive export from Cameroon (35%) in 1999, ending up primarily in France. Wood exports accounted for over a fifth of Cameroon's exports (21%). Cocoa (10%) led agricultural exports, while aluminum (6%) led mineral exports. During the 1990s, Cameroon's export-import volume either remained stable, or increased.

In 1999 Cameroon's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Cameroon

Consumer goods 9.2%
Food 18.0%
Fuels 15.8%
Industrial supplies 28.3%
Machinery 16.8%
Transportation 11.3%
Other 0.6%

Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Cameroon

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Italy 447 75 372
France 319 560 -241
Spain 259 72 187
Netherlands 167 50 117
United Kingdom 64 68 -4
Belgium 62 119 -57
Germany 58 77 -19
China (inc. Hong Kong) 57 34 23
United States 54 83 -29
Nigeria 7 97 -90
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