Zambia has a population of 14.7 million people, and a land mass of 743 000 km2. Life expectancy is 58 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1178, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 3.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 19.5 billion.
Zambia is ranked at place 98 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Zambia is ranked at place 76, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Zambia in 2016 were NOK 18 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Zambia at a value of 4 million.