El Salvador has a population of 6 million people, and a land mass of 20 000 km2. Life expectancy is 72 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 3889, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 2.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 24.8 billion.
El Salvador is ranked at place 85 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, El Salvador is ranked at place 112, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to El Salvador in 2017 were NOK 5 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from El Salvador at a value of 61 million.