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AGOA 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 124th largest goods trading partner with $341 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $190 million; goods imports totaled $151 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cameroon was $39 million in 2016
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Cameroon supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
Cameroon was the United States' 128th largest goods export market in2016.
U.S. goods exports to Cameroon in 2016 were $190 million, down 15.6% ($35 million) from 2015 but up 58.1% from 2006.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: electrical machinery ($42 million), machinery ($35 million), vehicles ($21 million), special other (articles donated for relief) ($13 million), and cereals (rice) ($11 million).
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cameroon totaled $29 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($7 million), pulses ($6 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($4 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($3 million), and prepared food ($1 million).
Cameroon was the United States' 110th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.
U.S. goods imports from Cameroon totaled $151 million in 2016, up 14.2% ($19 million) from 2015, but down 44.8% from 2006.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($67 million), wood and wood products ($26 million), cocoa ($20 million), rubber ($8 million), and special other (returns) ($7 million).
U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cameroon totaled $33 million in 2016. Leading categories include: cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($19 million), rubber & allied products ($8 million), coffee, unroasted ($2 million), cocoa beans ($2 million), and processed fruit & vegetables ($925 thousand).
- The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cameroon was $39 million in 2016, a 58.0% decrease ($54 million) over 2015.
Data on U.S. FDI in Cameroon are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cameroon.
No data on Cameroon's FDI in the U.S. are available.
NOTE: No services trade data with Cameroon are available.