According to the National Port Authority (APN), foodstuffs were the most imported goods in Cameroon in 2015. Indeed, with 1.388 million tons imported, these products even overtook hydrocarbons (1.294 million tons) and Clinker (1.323 million tons).
As usual, rice, which was still exempted from customs duties until December 2015, was the main food product imported in Cameroon in 2015, with cargoes reaching 729,822 tons.
In the same time, cooking salt posts global imports of 139,572 tons, against 217,140 tons for frozen fish and 301,510 tons for various “other foodstuffs”.
All these foodstuffs imports, which take away hundreds of billions of FCfa every year, help solve the production deficits noted in almost every segment of agriculture, breeding and industrial activities in Cameroon, a country whose many potentials are however acknowledged.