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 4989, the country is classified as a higher middle income country. The country's GDP fell in 2016 with -2.6%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 47.4 billion.
Belarus is ranked at place 37 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Belarus is ranked at place 107, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Belarus in 2016 were NOK 1.151 billion. The same year, Norway imported goods from Belarus at a value of 904 million.