Statistical Bulletin Series 1 provides figures on the composition and scope of the Department's expenditure, information on the impact of defence spending on the wider economy, and compares the MOD's spending to that of other departments and other countries.
Statistical Bulletin 1.01 presents information on MOD spending with industry and commerce, and sets out the numbers, types and values of contracts placed by MOD, major equipment projects and payments made by the MOD to its suppliers, including a focus on the top ten. Industry tables provide details of existing PFI contracts and data on the impact of MOD spending on equipment and services in the UK. Trade data presents information on defence export orders and payments made for services consumed by MOD establishments overseas.
Key Points and Trends
- In 2011/12, the MOD spent just over £20.2 billion with UK industry, this represents a small decrease of £210 million from the 2010/11 figure. Manufacturing attracted just under half of MOD expenditure with UK industry.
- In 2012/13 just over 40% of total MOD procurement expenditure was with 10 suppliers. The largest of these suppliers was BAE Systems.
- Identified UK export orders of defence equipment and services were estimated to be just under £8.8 billion in 2012, which is over 60% higher than in 2011. This increase can be attributed to major orders for Hawk and Typhoon aircraft.
- In 2012, the MOD's estimated Balance of Payments for Trade in Services was just over £3.0 billion in deficit.
- In 2012/13 MOD HQ placed just over 3,300 new contracts with a collective value of just over £5.7 billion. The number of new contracts placed in 2012/13 has fallen by nearly 30%, from 2011/12, with the value of new contracts falling by nearly 40%.
- The percentage number of new contracts that have been let competitively has risen for the third year in a row to 33%.
- The largest post-Main Gate equipment project in 2012, by value, was the Typhoon and Typhoon Future Capability Programme with a forecast cost of £18.1 billion.