In 2015 Cameroon overtook Ivory Coast as the largest banana producer in the Afro-Caribbean-Pacific.
Banana production is one of the main employers in the agricultural sector with 46,000 jobs.
Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) is the second largest employer in Cameroon with 22,000 employees, cultivating 4,525 Ha of bananas.
Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP) (owned by Compagnie Fruitière) employs 7063 employees, cultivating 5,150 Ha of bananas.
|GDP||29.2 billion US$|
|Agriculture||23.9% of GDP|
|Total Land Area||47.3 million hectares|
|Cultivated Land||9.4 million hectares|
|Banana Production Area||359,864 hectares|
|Total Banana Production||1.24 million metric tonnes (2017)|
|ITUC Global Rights Index||Rating 4 (systematic violations of rights)|