The UN has just published its statistical report on Procurement. To download the full report, please click here.

The Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement (ASR) provides an overview of the procurement of the United Nations system in support of its operations, projects and programmes. The report 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 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. Since 2008 the report has been compiled by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The Report includes statistics on procurement by UN organizations and by supplier/contractor country, including major purchase orders and contracts5 of United Nations organizations. This year, a number of changes have been incorporated into the report:

• In previous years, the ASR has focused on procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. From this year onwards, the ASR will also include analysis of procurement from least developed countries

• To aid in gaining a better understanding of procurement by the United Nations, more emphasis is put on analysis and reporting on the variety of categories of goods and services procured

• A new section highlighting the procurement of individual UN organizations has replaced the previous section on the Top ten categories of procurement by UN organizations • To enhance readability, major purchase orders for goods and contracts for services are now reported in one table

• The report is now supported with the availability of an online version of the different sections of the report to assist in conducting further queries etc. into the statistics. Visit

• A procurement profile is now available for every member state online.

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