Bulgaria has a population of 7.3 million people, and a land mass of 108 000 km2. Life expectancy is 74 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 8031, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 3.6%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 56.8 billion.
Bulgaria is ranked at place 59 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Bulgaria is ranked at place 71, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Bulgaria in 2017 were NOK 254 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Bulgaria at a value of 661 million.