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    Cameroon:

     
         
      Overview:  
     

     a.     Total Area: 475,440 sq km

    b.    Total Population: 20,129,878 (July 2012 est.)

                                   Agricultural Population –

                                   Total labour force – 8.083 million (2011 est.)

    c.     GDP: $47.86 billion (2011 est.)

    d.     GDP - real growth rate: 4.1% (2011 est.)

    e.     GDP – per capita: $2,300 (2011 est.)

    f.      GDP - composition by sector:

                              i.    agriculture: 19.5%

                              ii.    industry: 31%

                              iii.    services: 49.5% (2011 est.)

    g.    Investment (gross fixed): 19.6% of GDP (2011 est.)

    h.    Unemployment rate: 30% (2001 est.)

    i.     People under poverty line: 48%

    j.     Industries: petroleum production and refining, aluminum  

           production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, 

           lumber, ship repair

    k.     Industrial production growth rate: 4% (2010 est.)

     

     
      Trade:  
     

     

    a.    Total Exports: $5.549 billion (2011 est.)

    b.     Exports commodities: crude oil and petroleum products, 

            lumber, cocoa beans, aluminum, coffee, cotton

    c.     Export partners: Spain 13.3%, China 11.4%, Netherlands

            9.7%, Italy 8.8%, India 6.6%, France 6.4%, US 5.9%, 

            Germany  4.8%, Belgium 4% (2011)

    d.    Total Import: $6.108 billion (2011 est.)

    e.     Imports commodities: machinery, electrical equipment, 

            transport equipment, fuel, food

    f.     Import partners: China 16.9%, France 16.8%, Nigeria 12.4%,

           Belgium 5.3%, Italy 4.3%, US 4.3% (2011)

    g.     CO2 emissions (MT): 0.28

     

     
      Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     

    a.     Climate: varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to 

            semiarid and hot in north

    b.     Total Agricultural Land Area: 91 600 km2

    c.     Land Use:

                                  i.    Arable land: 13%

                                  ii.    Forests &  woodlands: 78%

                                  iii.    Permanent crops: 2%

                                  iv.    Pasture: 4%

                                  v.    Other: 3%

                                  vi.    Irrigated land: 290 sq km

     

    d.     Major Agricultural commodities: coffee, cocoa, cotton, 

            rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc); livestock; 

            timber

        e.     Major Industrial Activities where jute can be 

                 used: food processing, light consumer goods, 

              textiles,

         f.     Environmental information & data: waterborne 

              diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing;

              desertification; poaching; overfishing

     

     Jute Statistics:

    Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres: 1,000 MT (2009) - 2,300 MT (2004)

     

      Other information (any special information which is related to jute):

     

        Cameroon is the sixth largest producer of cocoa in the world.

      90% of cocoa plantations - the most popular cash crop - are less than three hectares.

      Cotton is the most important cash crop in the north Cameroon

      The backbone of Cameroon's economy is agriculture.

      Around 75% of Cameroon's land area is under forest

     

    EXPORTS: Major Commodities of Cameroon: Year 2010

     

           Commodity

         Quantity tones

    1     Ranking in the world

    1 Ranking in the country

        Cocoa beans

    193881

    205

    211

        Cotton lint

      53601

    2418

    253

        Coffee green

      47942

       28   

    2.5

     

     

     
      Associate Members: N/A  
         
        Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:  

     

     

      Ministry of Environment & Nature Protection in Cameroon

     Ministry of Small & Medium Size Enterprises, Social Economy & Handicraft

     Minister of External Relations

     Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family

     
         IJO and IJSG Collaboration: N/A  
         
     

    Sources:

     
            

    http://www.tradingeconomics.com/cameroon/co2-emissions-metric-tons-per-capita-wb-data.html

      http://en.worldstat.info/Africa/Cameroon/Land

     http://www.new-ag.info/en/country/profile.php?a=871

                             https://www.cia.gov/library/publicationsctbook/geos/sf.html

                              http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

     

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