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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 124th largest goods trading partner with $354 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $221 million; goods imports totaled $133 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cameroon was $87 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Cameroon supported an estimated 2 thousand jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Cameroon was the United States' 122nd largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Cameroon in 2015 were $221 million, down 27% ($80 million) from 2014 but up 88% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: machinery ($61 million), electrical machinery ($36 million), plastics ($16 million), vehicles ($16 million), and iron and steel products ($10 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Cameroon totaled $25 million in 2015.

Imports

Cameroon was the United States' 118th largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Cameroon totaled $133 million in 2015, down 28% ($53 million) from 2014, and down 16% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: wood and wood products ($42 million), mineral fuels ($40 million), cocoa ($15 million), rubber ($11 million), and special other (returns) ($9 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Cameroon totaled $30 million in 2015.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cameroon was $87 million in 2015, a 24.0% decrease ($28 million) over 2014.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cameroon (stock) was $73 million in 2014 (latest data available), a 11.0% decrease from 2013. 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.