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31Diamond of MobilongThe deposit will be worked by Cameroon and Korean Mining Companyn Reserves are estimated at 420 million carats (Geological estimation);n Planned investment: $1 billion over 25 years;n Jobs provided: 4,000 direct jobs.Uranium in Polin The company Nu Energy Cameroon was selected for its working;n Estimated Reserves: 13,125 tons in Poli and 11,000 tons in the area of Lolodorf.Rutile in Akonolingan Free Mining associated with US company GHIA are selected for its development;n Estimated Reserves: 3 million tons;n Certified by Serak, reserves are estimated at760,000 tons.Iron project in KribiA few research Permits for certification were recently awarded to Sinosteel Cameroon, for a total of 67 research permits.INDUSTRIESIn 2014, the secondary sector continued to expand. Its growth rate was 6.8% for 5.7% in 2013. The growth was driven in particular by the branches of "extractive industries" and manu- facturing industries.The chemical industry is still underdeveloped. Many products being imported as fertilizer or sim- ply packaged on site (varnishes, glues, paints, detergents). Nevertheless, there are dozens of companies in the sector including soap, deter- gent, perfumes and paints factories, and some pharmaceutical laboratories. The soap industry is the most dynamic, with its various businesses loca- ted near major cities. The CCC (Cameroonian Chemical Complex), a subsidiary of Fadil Group leads the gap with a diversified production.As part of the mechanical and metallurgical industries and, specifically in shipbuilding, Cameroon is now proving to be a player to be reckoned. Indeed, the Shipbuilding and Industrial Yard of Cameroon (CNC), which dealt hitherto only with ship repair, took up in 2008 the chal- lenge of building ships. This is the realization of an ambition declared in December 2003 by President Paul Biya who then announced that the time for major industrial projects had come.DEMOGRAPHYThe population of Cameroon according to the recent census is 19,406,100 inhabitants. The figure is based on analysis of demographic trends observed from the censuses of 1976, 1987 and 2005. In 1976, Cameroon’s popula- tion was 7,663,246 inhabitants; in 1987, the population rose to 10,493,655 inhabitants. The final results by the third general census of the population and housing (RGPH) showed 17,463,655 inhabitants in 2005.This demographic development confirms the preservation of a strong human potential in the country, with an average annual rate of popula- tion growth estimated at 2.8% in between 1987 and 2005, and at 2.6% for 2005-2010. Based on the demographic trends released from 1976 to 2005, it is possible to track year by year, the past and future numbers of Cameroon’s population.RATE OF GROWTHFrom 2005 to 2010, the population in Cameroon increased at an annual average rate of 2.6%. At this rate, all things being equal, Cameroon’s popu- lation should double in about 27 years, which means by 2037. We should however notice that the fall in growth rate between 2005 and 2010 is explained by the following facts:Iron reserves in Mbalam are estimated at 200 million tons of rich iron, and 1.2 billion tons poor ironLES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN

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