Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Yaounde
Official languages
French, English
Population (2016 est.)24.36m
24.36m
Population growth (2016 est.), %
2.58
Median age (2016 est.), years
18.5
Urbanization rate (2010 - 2015), % p.a.
3.6
Urban population (2015), % of total
54.4
Rural population (2015), % of total
46
Population density (2015), per km2
49
HDI (2014)
153 of 188
National Currency
Central African CFA Franc (XAF)
Exchange rate (March 2017), USD
1 USD = 618.101 XAF
GDP (2015), USD million current
28,416
GDP growth (2015), %
5.8
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
5.5
GNI per capita (2015), PPP current int’l USD
3,070
Inflation (2016), %
0.55
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
1.2
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2015), BOP current USD millions
620
Net official development assistance (2014), current USD millions
852
Budget deficit (2016), % of GDP
5.6
Ease of Doing Business (2017), rank of 190
166
TI Corruption Index (2016), rank of 176
145
Installed Generation Capacity (2014), MW
2327.45
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2014), % of total installed capacity
40%
Hydro Capacity (2014), % of total installed capacity
60%
Other RE Capacity (2014), % of total installed capacity
<1
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2014)
1
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2013)
10
Net electricity imports (2013, est.), %
0
Electrification rate, total (2014) %
62
Electrification rate, urban (2014) %
96
Electrification rate, rural (2014) %
23
Peak demand (2015, est), MW
1,000
Per capita electricity consumption (2015), kWh
317