2016 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement Published

2016 ASRThe Annual Statistical Report on Procurement by United Nations organizations (ASR) is a yearly publication that has been produced since 1984.

The report provides an overview of the procurement of the United Nations system in support of its operations and provides a range of information about the categories of goods and services procured by the United Nations system, as well as the countries from which these goods and services were procured.

The 2016 report compiles information from 39 UN entities in total, which is an increase from 36 entities that provided data for the 2015 report.

The data is organized in procurement of goods and services based on the country supplier or country contractor. The categorization of countries and territories is based on the one used by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. In 2016, the UN system  procured goods and services from 221 different countries and territories, of which 122 had an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million.

The overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organizations in 2016 increased to $17.7 billion, from $17.6 billion in 2015. UNICEF, the UN Secretariat, WFP, UNDP and UNHCR remain the 5 largest procuring entities of the UN System, together representing more than 70% of the total UN System procurement volume.

The report can be downloaded directly from the UNOPS website.