The construction and public works sector in Cameroon will experience an average annual growth rate of 7.4% until 2028 (8.4% in 2019 alone). This improvement makes Cameroon, according to the same source, the most dynamic market in the construction sector in Central and West Africa.

A sector with strong economic growth


The dynamism observed in the construction sector in Cameroon is anything but new. A compilation of data shows that the activity in this field is constantly increasing.  

The growth rate of the construction and public works sector in Cameroon rose from 2.1% in 2000 to 9.6% in 2011.

On the strength of this performance, during the same period, ‘the contribution of the construction sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Cameroon has practically doubled, rising from 2.77% to 5.3%’. The turnover of companies in the sector, for its part, “rose from 569 billion CFA francs in 2000 to 1030 billion CFA francs in 2011”.

This growth in the construction industry in Cameroon, and in Africa in general, is “fuelled by strong population growth, combined with urbanisation trends”.


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Phénicia Conseil in Cameroon is regularly solicited by international construction groups and local Cameroonian groups who are looking for expatriates and local talents for positions in the building and public works sector. 

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Phénicia Conseil is also solicited in Cameroon by construction and public works groups in search of Works Supervisors, Site Managers and Works Directors.

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