Nepal has a population of 27.5 million people, and a land mass of 143 000 km2. Life expectancy is 68 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 729, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 0.6%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 21.1 billion.
Nepal is ranked at place 107 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Nepal is ranked at place 130, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Nepal in 2016 were NOK 5 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Nepal at a value of 22 million.