Afghanistan has a population of 29.7 million people, and a land mass of 652 000 km2. Life expectancy is 59 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 585, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 2.6%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 20.8 billion.
Afghanistan is ranked at place 167 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Afghanistan is ranked at place 177, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Afghanistan in 2017 were NOK 19 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Afghanistan at a value of 2 million.