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 561, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 2.2%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 19.4 billion.
Afghanistan is ranked at place 183 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Afghanistan is ranked at place 166, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Afghanistan in 2016 were NOK 11 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Afghanistan at a value of 2 million.