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Cameroon

cameroon flagAGOA Status: Cameroon is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Cameroon signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) in 1986 that came into force in 1989.

U.S.-Cameroon Trade Facts

Cameroon is currently our 113th largest goods trading partner with $698 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $331 million; Goods imports totaled $367 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cameroon was $36 million in 2013.

Exports

Cameroon was the United States' 114th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Cameroon in 2013 were $331 million, up 31.0% ($78 million) from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($139 million), Iron and Steel Products ($24 million), Electrical Machinery ($21 million), Vehicles ($20 million), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($19 million). 

U.S. agricultural exports to Cameroon in 2013 were $27 million.

Imports

Cameroon was the United States' 99th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Cameroon totaled $367 million in 2013, a 19.1% increase ($59 million) from 2012.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were:  Mineral Fuel and Oil ($270 million), Wood ($33 million), Rubber ($25 million), Cocoa ($22 million), and Special Other (returns) ($3 million). 

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Cameroon totaled $50 million in 2013. Leading categories were: and rubber ($25 million), and cocoa paste and cocoa butter ($22 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cameroon was $36 million in 2013, a 35.6% decrease ($20 million) from 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cameroon (stock) was $203 million in 2012 (latest data available), a 5.7% increase from 2011.

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cameroon. 

Cameroon FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2012.


*NOTE: No services trade data with Cameroon is available.

5/8/14