El Salvador has a population of 6 million people, and a land mass of 20 000 km2. Life expectancy is 72 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 4223, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 2.4%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 26.7 billion.
El Salvador is ranked at place 95 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, El Salvador is ranked at place 72, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to El Salvador in 2016 were NOK 10 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from El Salvador at a value of 12 million.