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