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 $558 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $249 million; Goods imports totaled $308 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cameroon was $59 million in 2012.
Cameroon was the United States' 121st largest goods export market in 2012.
U.S. goods exports to Cameroon in 2012 were $249 million, up 12.8% ($28 million) from 2011.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2012 were: Machinery ($124 million), Pharmaceutical Products ($17 million), Vehicles ($14 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($12 million), and Plastic ($12 million).
U.S. agricultural exports to Cameroon in 2012 were $16 million.
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).
The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cameroon was $59 million in 2012, a 45.9% decrease ($50 million) from 2011.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cameroon (stock) was $18 million in 2011 (latest data available), a 5.3% decrease from 2010.
There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cameroon.
Cameroon FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2011.