Lao PDR has a population of 6,4 million people, and a land mass of 230 000 km2. Life expectancy is 65 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1812, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP vokste in 2015 with 7%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 12,3 billion.
Lao PDR is ranked at place n/a in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Lao PDR is ranked at place 139. Out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Lao PDR in 2015 were NOK 1 millioner. The same year, Norway imported goods from Lao PDR at a value of 13 millioner.