Suriname has a population of 0.528 million people, and a land mass of 156 000 km2. Life expectancy is 70 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 6484, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP fell in 2016 with -10.4%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 3.6 billion.
Suriname is ranked at place 158 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Suriname is ranked at place 88, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Suriname in 2016 were NOK 1 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Suriname at a value of 2 million.