Malaysia has a population of 29 million people, and a land mass of 328 000 km2. Life expectancy is 74 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 9502, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 4.2%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 296.3 billion.
Malaysia is ranked at place 23 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Malaysia is ranked at place 54, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Malaysia in 2016 were NOK 1.505 billion. The same year, Norway imported goods from Malaysia at a value of 2.346 billion.