Douala is the economic capital of Cameroon and this title was conferred to it for a reason. Indeed, the second company census (recensement général des entreprises ,RGE-2), published by INS reveals that most of the companies operating in Cameroon are based in Douala.
The report reveals that during the census conducted in October-December 2016, they identified 209,482 economic units that have a fixed headquarters.
37% of those units are based in the coastal region (where Douala and Yaoundé are). 33.5% of the units in that region are based in Douala and 23.9% in Yaoundé.
Commenting on the census, INS informed that generally, the companies tend to establish their headquarters in urban zones with the infrastructures necessary for their activities.