Belarus has a population of 9.4 million people, and a land mass of 202 000 km2. Life expectancy is 71 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 5726, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 2.4%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 54.4 billion.
Belarus is ranked at place 37 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Belarus is ranked at place 68, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Belarus in 2017 were NOK 1.154 billion. The same year, Norway imported goods from Belarus at a value of 852 million.