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Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement

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

    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. 

  • $18.8 billion procured in 2018

    The most recent data available is for the calendar year 2018, when 39 organizations reported a collective $18.8 billion in procurement of goods and services. These 39 organizations increased their procurement by a combined $434 million, or 2.4 per cent, compared to 2017. 

    $11.7 billion dollars of UN funds were spent in developing countries, countries with economies in transition and least developed countries in 2018. Overall, this amount makes up nearly 63 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 more than $442 million compared to 2017, to reach a total of $3.5 billion – a 14.6 percent increase.

    In 2018, almost $3.0 billion was spent on pharmaceuticals, contraceptives and vaccines by UN organizations – the largest procurement segment. Over 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 $4.4 billion.

     


  • The Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement is produced by UNOPS on behalf of the United Nations.
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  • 2018 report: Read the report or explore the data. Report content also available in: العربية中文Français | Русский | Español