The economy of Cameroon advanced 4.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.5 percent growth in the previous period. The services sector expanded 5.2 percent, faster than 3 percent in Q1 2019, mainly boosted by public administration (7.1 percent vs -5.2 percent); internal trade (6.8 percent vs 7.5 percent) and transportation (5.6 percent vs 6.6 percent). Meanwhile, the secondary sector growth slowed (4.1 percent vs 5.6 percent), amid slower rises in mining (4.6 percent vs 14.2 percent) and manufacturing of food (2 percent vs 4.5 percent). Also, agricultural activity rose at a softer 3 percent, after advancing 3.4 percent in the previous period. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cameroon averaged 4.36 percent from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and a record low of 0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cameroon is expected to be 4.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cameroon to stand at 4.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Cameroon GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Cameroon GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 3.50 8.50 0.00 2003 - 2019 percent Quarterly


Cameroon GDP Annual Growth Rate
Cameroon is a commodity dependent economy with oil accounting for over 50 percent of total exports. Yet, agriculture employs more than 50 percent of its workforce.

Cameroon GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Annual Growth Rate 4.20 3.50 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
GDP 38.50 34.92 38.50 0.62 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 1497.80 1480.30 1829.20 871.20 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 3352.10 3312.90 3352.10 2343.90 USD [+]
GDP Constant Prices 4327.90 3890.40 4327.90 2439.90 XAF Billion [+]
GDP From Agriculture 347.10 212.90 347.10 193.70 XAF Billion [+]
GDP From Construction 273.20 231.10 273.20 183.20 XAF Billion [+]
GDP From Public Administration 491.10 452.70 575.40 397.60 XAF Billion [+]
GDP From Transport 253.10 224.80 253.10 196.70 XAF Billion [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 1192.10 1064.30 1192.10 969.40 XAF Billion [+]