Congo has a population of 4.2 million people, and a land mass of 341 000 km2. Life expectancy is 60 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1658, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP fell in 2017 with -4.6%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 8.7 billion.
Congo is ranked at place n/a in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Congo is ranked at place 161, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Congo in 2017 were NOK 103 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Congo at a value of 0 million.