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 1516, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 7.3%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 249.7 billion.
Bangladesh is ranked at place 176 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Bangladesh is ranked at place 143, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Bangladesh in 2017 were NOK 286 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Bangladesh at a value of 2.206 billion.