Papua New Guinea has a population of 8.1 million people, and a land mass of 452 000 km2. Life expectancy is 63 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 2829, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2019 with 5.9%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 24.8 billion.
Papua New Guinea is ranked at place 120 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 142, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Papua New Guinea in 2020 were NOK 5 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Papua New Guinea at a value of NOK2 million.