In Yaoundé, the industry is an important link to socio-economic life. Since the beginning of the 2000 decade, this activity has been creating pulling centres for the active population through the rich and diversified labour market in the urban and suburban spaces. This study examines the role of industrial location in Yaoundé and their effects on the economy and territory of this town. The specialisations of industrial sectors as well as the nature of capital involved in the creation of the industries of this space are most of the indicators that show the socioeconomic and spatial dynamics of the town.
From inception in Yaoundé in 1923, industrial activity has progressively been implanted in all the central and peripheral urban space. Such spatial evolution transforms the town of Yaoundé into some form of industrial region with a significant incidence of on the production of manufactured goods. This leads to a spatial expansion of the town of Yaoundé whose consequences are seen on the location of industrial establishments and the movement of labour force. In effect, the 112 industrial establishments with more than 20 workers in the industrial region of Yaoundé in 2013 are disparate in the urban and suburban space. They animate the daily life of urban duellers dwellers through diverse movements and trade.