Congo has a population of 4.2 million people, and a land mass of 341 000 km2. Life expectancy is 60 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1528, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP fell in 2016 with -1.9%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 7.8 billion.
Congo is ranked at place n/a in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Congo is ranked at place 146, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Congo in 2016 were NOK 80 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Congo at a value of 1 million.