Kazakhstan has a population of 16.7 million people, and a land mass of 2.6 million km2. Life expectancy is 69 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 8837, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 4%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 159.4 billion.
Kazakhstan is ranked at place 28 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 122, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 were NOK 422 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Kazakhstan at a value of 53 million.