Madagascar has a population of 22.2 million people, and a land mass of 581 000 km2. Life expectancy is 64 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 401, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 4.2%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 9.9 billion.
Madagascar is ranked at place 167 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Madagascar is ranked at place 123, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Madagascar in 2016 were NOK 1 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Madagascar at a value of 20 million.