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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 115th largest goods trading partner with $561 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $253 million; Goods imports totaled $308 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cameroon was $55 million in 2012.

Exports

Cameroon was the United States' 120th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Cameroon in 2012 were $253 million, up 14.7% ($33 million) from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2012 were:  Machinery ($124 million), Pharmaceutical Products ($17 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($15 million), Vehicles ($14 million), and Plastic ($12 million).

U.S. agricultural exports to Cameroon in 2012 were $16 million.

Imports

Cameroon was the United States' 101st largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Cameroon totaled $308 million in 2012, a 6.7% decrease ($22 million) from 2011.

The five largest import categories in 2012 were: Mineral Fuel and Oil ($187 million), Cocoa ($34 million), Rubber ($31 million), Wood ($29 million), and Spices, Coffee, and Tea (coffee) ($17 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Cameroon totaled $83 million in 2012. Leading categories were: cocoa paste and cocoa butter ($34 million) and rubber ($31 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cameroon was $55 million in 2012, a 49.7% decrease ($55 million) from 2011.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cameroon (stock) was $203 million in 2012, 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.