Papua New Guinea has a population of 7.1 million people, and a land mass of 452 000 km2. Life expectancy is 62 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 2555, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 2.2%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 21 billion.
Papua New Guinea is ranked at place 108 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Papua New Guinea is ranked at place 135, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Papua New Guinea in 2017 were NOK 2 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Papua New Guinea at a value of 0 million.