Lao PDR has a population of 6.4 million people, and a land mass of 230 000 km2. Life expectancy is 65 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 2457, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 6.9%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 16.8 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 135, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Lao PDR in 2017 were NOK 3 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Lao PDR at a value of 13 million.