Burkina Faso has a population of 16.5 million people, and a land mass of 273 000 km2. Life expectancy is 57 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 649, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 5.9%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 12.1 billion.
Burkina Faso is ranked at place 146 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Burkina Faso is ranked at place 76, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Burkina Faso in 2016 were NOK 2 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Burkina Faso at a value of 1 million.