Malawi has a population of 15.7 million people, and a land mass of 94 000 km2. Life expectancy is 60 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 300, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 2.5%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 5.4 billion.
Malawi is ranked at place 133 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Malawi is ranked at place 112, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Malawi in 2016 were NOK 4 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Malawi at a value of 2 million.