Kazakhstan has a population of 17.5 million people, and a land mass of 2,6 millioner km2. Life expectancy is 72 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 9812, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2019 with 4.5%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 181.6 billion.
Kazakhstan is ranked at place 25 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Kazakhstan is ranked at place 94, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Kazakhstan in 2020 were NOK 490 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Kazakhstan at a value of NOK52 million.