Mali has a population of 16.1 million people, and a land mass of 1.2 million km2. Life expectancy is 57 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 824, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 5.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 15.2 billion.
Mali is ranked at place 145 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Mali is ranked at place 122, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Mali in 2017 were NOK 9 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Mali at a value of 2 million.