Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Yaounde
Official languages
French, English
Population (2018 est.)
25,216,237
Population growth (2018 est.), %
2.61
Median age (2018 est.), years
18.5
Urbanization rate (2015 - 2020), % p.a.
3.7
Urban population (2018), % of total
56.4
Rural population (2018), % of total
43.6
Population density (2018), per km2
53.3
HDI (2018)
151 of 188
National Currency
Central African CFA Franc (XAF)
Exchange rate (July 2019), USD
1 USD = 584.6 XAF
GDP (2018), USD million current
38,502
GDP growth (2018), %
3.9
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
4.5
GNI per capita (2018), PPP current int’l USD
3,700
Inflation (2018), %
1.1
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
1.7
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2017), BOP current USD millions
814.001
Net official development assistance (2017), current USD millions
1,213
Budget deficit (2018), % of GDP
2.6
Ease of Doing Business (2018), rank of 190
166
TI Corruption Index (2018), rank of 176
152
Installed Generation Capacity (2017), MW
1,558
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
52%
Hydro Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
47%
Other RE Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
1
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2016)
1.13
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2014)
11.1
Net electricity imports (2016, est.),GWH
55
Electrification rate, total (2017) %
61.4
Electrification rate, urban (2017) %
93.2
Electrification rate, rural (2017) %
21.3
Peak demand (2015, est), MW
1,000
Per capita electricity consumption (2016), kWh
280