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 449, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 4.2%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 11.4 billion.
Madagascar is ranked at place 161 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Madagascar is ranked at place 155, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Madagascar in 2017 were NOK 1 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Madagascar at a value of 31 million.