Mali has a population of 16.1 million people, and a land mass of 1.2 millioner km2. Life expectancy is 57 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 780, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 5.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 14 billion.
Mali is ranked at place 141 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Mali is ranked at place 95, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Mali in 2016 were NOK 2 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Mali at a value of 2 million.