Malawi has a population of 15.7 million people, and a land mass of 94 000 km2. Life expectancy is 60 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 338, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 4%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 6.3 billion.
Malawi is ranked at place 111 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Malawi is ranked at place 122, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Malawi in 2017 were NOK 1 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Malawi at a value of 2 million.