Lao PDR has a population of 6.7 million people, and a land mass of 230 000 km2. Life expectancy is 66 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 2534, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2019 with 4.7%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 18.1 billion.
Lao PDR is ranked at place n/a in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Lao PDR is ranked at place 134, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Lao PDR in 2020 were NOK 0 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Lao PDR at a value of NOK34 million.