Requirement

Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement

Period

2013

Category

Services

Reference

PN/10POCTRYS/08

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply. This corresponds to a decrease in procurement volume from developing countries and countries with economies in transition within the ten major countries of 6.5 percentage points, down from 43.9 percent in 2012.

Selected Filters

Country of Supply

Purchase Order Segment

In 2013, procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition increased by $738 million over 2012. Compared to the previous year, the share of procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition decreased from 61.7 to 60.8 percent. The share of procurement from developed countries increased from 38.3 percent to 39.2 percent. Procurement from unspecified countries was $54.9 million in 2013.

Purchase Orders by Country (Services)

Background

Procurement is defined as the acquisition through purchase or lease of real property, goods or other products (including intellectual property), works or services. Services are work, duty or labour performed by a contractor pursuant to a contract. Rendering of services may involve the associated provision of utilities or facilities if specified in the terms of the contract. Typical examples of services include security, catering, cleaning, travel management, event management, IT services, training, freight forwarding, and consulting.

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