Gabon has a population of 1.6 million people, and a land mass of 257 000 km2. Life expectancy is 63 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 7179, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 2.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 14.2 billion.
Gabon is ranked at place 164 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Gabon is ranked at place 99, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Gabon in 2016 were NOK 53 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Gabon at a value of 570 million.