Bangladesh has a population of 155.2 million people, and a land mass of 130 000 km2. Life expectancy is 70 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1358, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 7.1%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 221.4 billion.
Bangladesh is ranked at place 176 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Bangladesh is ranked at place 139, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Bangladesh in 2016 were NOK 135 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Bangladesh at a value of 2.102 billion.