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                 LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN
The main products exported to the European Union are crude petroleum oils (362.1 billion), beans and cocoa butter (350.8 billion), logs and sawn wood (110.8 billion), crude aluminium (64 billion), fresh bananas (38.7 billion), coffee (22.3 billion), rubber (19.6 billion) and alumi- nium oxide (16.6 billion).
The main imported products are: pharmaceutical products (50.2 billion), machinery and electrical and mechanical and appliances (39.6 billion), motor vehicles (27.4 billion), second-hand clothes (27.2 billion) and tractors (11.6 billion).
EAST ASIA
In 2016, East Asia remain the second biggest partner of Cameroon; they are the second big- gest supplier with 24.9% of imports and the third biggest customer with 8.4% of exports.
The deficit with the area worsened by 77.8 bil- lion to stand at 604.1 billion. This development is the consequence of the disproportionate fall in exports (-45.3%) compared to imports (-7.1%). Exports fell, especially to China (-55.3%). Trade with the country represented 81.1%.
Exports to the area are mainly logs (62 bil- lion), crude oil (44.7 billion) and raw cotton (23.2 billion).
The main products sold to Cameroon are: wall and floor tiles (22.6 billion), tires (20.5 billion),
semi-finished products (20.1 billion), rolled pro- ducts (18.4 billion), pharmaceuticals (15.1 bil- lion), shoes (9.8 billion) and iron or steel bars (8.4 billion).
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
In 2016, South-East Asia remained the third big- gest partner of Cameroon (second biggest custo- mer and fourth biggest supplier). The trade surplus, observed in 2015, is halved to 71.3 billion. This trend is the result of a drop in exports (-25.8%), which is stronger than that of imports (-14.4%). It can also be explained by the reduction of the sur- plus with India (-22.2 billion) and the worsening of the deficit with Thailand (+4.9 billion). The surplus improved with Vietnam. The trade balances of Indonesia and Malaysia, which were in deficit a year earlier, are becoming surplus.
The main products exported are: raw cocoa beans and cocoa butter (63 billion), logs and sawn wood (50.4 billion) and raw cotton (34.2 billion). The main imported products are: rice (132 billion), utility vehicles (4 billion) and machinery and electrical or mechanical appliances (3 billion).
WEST AFRICA
MAJOR BILATERAL PARTNERS
In 2016, China remains Cameroon's main part- ner, despite the decrease in its importance in glo-
Le cameroun a importé de l’Union Européenneplus de 50 milliards produits pharmaceutiques


















































































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