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Table 3 Breakdown of total scale efficiency savings into 'procurement' and 'distribution' costs

From: The costs and effects of a nationwide insecticide-treated net programme: the case of Malawi

Financial unit costs 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Totals/Average
ITN unit cost 5.36 4.67 4.01 3.05 2.27 3.04
Retreatment pack u/c 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.57 0.70
ITNs 72,196 131,881 174,376 372,911 720,577 1,471,941
Retreatment packs 22,337 46,731 54,103 81,824 82,084 287,079
Treated net years 47,267 89,306 114,240 227,368 401,331 879,510
Output growth (actual)   42,040 24,934 113,128 173,963 478,180
Output growth (%)   89% 28% 99% 77% 73%
Procurement U/C 5.36 4.67 4.01 3.05 2.27  
U/C savings   0.69 0.66 0.96 0.78 3.09
SES   13% 14% 24% 26% 58%
Distribution U/C 3.73 2.33 1.32 0.85 0.56  
U/C savings   1.40 1.01 0.47 0.30 3.18
SES   37% 43% 36% 35% 85%
Total U/C 9.09 7.00 5.33 3.90 2.83  
Savings U/C   2.09 1.67 1.43 1.08 6.27
SES   23% 24% 27% 28% 69%