Malaysia has a population of 29 million people, and a land mass of 328 000 km2. Life expectancy is 74 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 9944, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 5.9%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 314.5 billion.
Malaysia is ranked at place 15 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Malaysia is ranked at place 62, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Malaysia in 2017 were NOK 2.134 billion. The same year, Norway imported goods from Malaysia at a value of 3.46 billion.