This section presents statistics produced by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), on behalf of the United Nations system of organizations to provide detailed information covering the spectrum of United Nations procurement activities.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2015

The 2015 version of the ASR is the 32nd edition of this publication, which was first presented in 1984. It was prepared by the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office (IAPSO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and submitted to the 39th session of the General Assembly. By Resolution 39/220, the General Assembly established a need for regular reporting of this type of information and encouraged organizations of the United Nations system to participate in this important exercise.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2014

The Annual Statistical Report on Procurement by United Nations organizations (ASR) is 31 years old, having first been presented in 1984. It was prepared by the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office (IAPSO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and submitted to the 39th session of the General Assembly. By Resolution 39/220, the General Assembly established a need for recurring reporting of this type of information and encouraged organizations of the UN system to participate in this important exercise.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2012

United Nations procurement delivery in 2012 has increased by $1.1 billion over the previous year, representing an increase of 7.7%. In terms of procurement of goods and services, procurement of goods decreased by $258 million, while procurement of services increased by $1.4 billion over 2011. The 2012 data further confirms that the UN’s procurement volume of services far exceeded that of goods and thus reversed the trend of the previous years when the procurement volume of services had been declining.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2011

United Nations procurement delivery in 2011 has decreased slightly in comparison to the previous year. The total UN procurement volume has decreased by $268 million over the previous year, representing a decrease of 1.9 percent. In terms of procurement of goods and services, procurement of goods decreased by $10 million, while procurement of services decreased by $258 million over 2010. The 2011 data further confirms that the UN’s requirement for services exceeds that of goods, reversing the trend of previous years where the proportion of goods procured far outweighed that of services contracted.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2010

United Nations procurement delivery in 2010 has increased substantially in comparison to the previous year. The total UN procurement volume has increased by $747 million over the previous year, representing an increase of 5.4%. In terms of procurement of goods and services, agencies increased their procurement of goods by $681 million and increased that of services by $66 million over 2009. The 2010 data reverses the trend that has seen the UN’s requirement for services exceed that of goods and revert to the trend of previous years where the proportion of goods far outweighed that of services contracted.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2009

United Nations procurement delivery in 2009 has marginally increased in comparison to previous years. The total United Nations procurement volume has increased by $203 million over the previous year, representing an increase of 1.5 percent. In terms of procurement of goods and services, agencies decreased their procurement of goods by $360 million and increased that of services by $563 million over 2008. The 2009 data further confirms that the UN’s requirement for services exceeds that of goods, reversing the trend of previous years where the proportion of goods procured far outweighed that of services contracted.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2008

Total UN procurement volume increased in 2008 by $3.5 billion, representing a percentage increase of 34%. This unprecedented growth in procurement delivery is primarily attributable to an increase in peacekeeping operations and the delivery of food stuffs. Agencies increased their procurement of goods by $1.5 billion and that of services by $2 billion. The 2008 data further confirm that the UN’s requirement for services matches and even exceeds that of goods, reversing the trend of previous years where the proportion of goods procured far outweighed that of services contracted.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2007

The 2007 report analyzes procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition (DC/ET), and examines UN agency performance in response to General Assembly resolution 57/279 of January 2003 on Procurement Reform (paragraph 6), which encouraged UN organizations to increase opportunities for DC/ET vendors. Significant progress has been made toward achieving this objective.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2005

The overall procurement volume of UN Agencies during 2005 increased to USD 8.3 billion from USD 6.5 billion in 2004, representing an increase of approx. 21.6%. The 2005 report compiles information provided by 32 UN organizations and 124 UNDP Country Offices. IAPSO relies entirely on the co-operation of the reporting entities and, in general, the responses have been encouraging and the quality of data has steadily improved from previous years. The information from UNDP Country Offices was provided for projects under National Execution (NEX) and Direct Execution (DEX) modalities.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2003

The overall procurement volume of UN Agencies during 2003 increased to USD 5.08 billion from USD 4.5 billion in 2002, representing an increase of approx. 9.3%. This increase is attributable to most UN agencies experiencing an increase in overall procurement volume. It is noteworthy that FAO, UNICEF and WFP all had increases in procurement volume of 73%, 23% and 20% respectively.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2001

The 2001 report compiles information provided by 31 UN organizations and 111 UNDP Country Offices. IAPSO relies entirely on the co-operation of the reporting entities and, in general, the responses have been encouraging and the quality of data has steadily improved from previous years. The information from UNDP Country Offices was provided for projects under National Execution (NEX) and Direct Execution (DEX) modalities.

UN System Procurement Statistics Report - 2000

The 2000 report compiles information provided by 36 UN organizations and 121 UNDP Country Offices, the highest response rate the Annual Statistical Report to date. IAPSO relies entirely on the cooperation of the reporting entities and, in general, the responses have been encouraging and the quality of data has steadily improved from previous years. For the 2000 report a number of Agencies have contributed with data input which not been able to do so in previous years. The information from UNDP Country Offices was provided for projects under national execution (NEX). The 2000 report also features procurement data for projects under direct execution (DEX), these primarily being the UNDP Jerusalem PAPP office and the UNDP ENRP Unit.