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Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement

  • UN Procurement Statistics - from the Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement (ASR)

    The United Nations procures goods and services from suppliers all over the world to support its activities and operations. Procurement statistics have been collected from organizations in the United Nations system and reported together since 1984, through the Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement (ASR). This UN Procurement Data portal provides access to the latest procurement statistics through interactive data dashboards as well as the report itself.

    In addition to providing data on procurement spend, this portal provides information on United Nations organizations' efforts to integrate sustainability considerations into their procurement processes, in the context of the United Nations' continued focus on sustainable development. 


  • The Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement is produced by UNOPS on behalf of the United Nations.
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  • $19.9 billion procured in 2019

    The most recent data available is for the calendar year 2019, when 39 organizations reported a collective $19.9 billion in procurement of goods and services. These 39 organizations increased their procurement by a combined $1.1 billion, or 5.9 per cent, compared to 2018. 

    $12.3 billion dollars of UN funds were spent in developing countries, countries with economies in transition and least developed countries in 2019. Overall, this amount makes up 62 percent of the UN's total procurement spend for its operations around the world. UN spending on goods and services from least developed countries increased by $395 million compared to 2018, to reach a total of $3.9 billion – a 11.4 percent increase.

    In 2019, $3.2 billion was spent on pharmaceuticals, contraceptives and vaccines by UN organizations – the largest procurement segment. Nearly 40 percent of this was procured from developing countries, countries with economies in transition and least developed countries. The next largest procurement segments were transportation, storage and mail services, and food and beverage products, with a combined spend of $4.7 billion.

    Find out more in the interactive data dashboards as well as the 2019 report.