South Africa has a population of 52.3 million people, and a land mass of 1.2 millioner km2. Life expectancy is 56 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 5273, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 0.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 294.8 billion.
South Africa is ranked at place 74 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, South Africa is ranked at place 61, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to South Africa in 2016 were NOK 1.479 billion. The same year, Norway imported goods from South Africa at a value of 1.857 billion.