Nicaragua has a population of 5.8 million people, and a land mass of 120 000 km2. Life expectancy is 74 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 2151, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 4.7%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 13.2 billion.
Nicaragua is ranked at place 127 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Nicaragua is ranked at place 130, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Nicaragua in 2016 were NOK 81 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Nicaragua at a value of 22 million.