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Hungary public procurement spending grows almost 28% 2009

Decisions on public procurements worth a combined HUF 1,809.8 billion were made in 2009, up 27.6% from 2008, chairman of the Public Procurement Board József Bakonyi said at a press conference in Budapest on Friday.

The number of public procurement procedures rose 69% to 6,611 in 2009.

Construction investments made up 48% of the value of public procurements compared to 34% in 2008. Local municipalities were the biggest customers with one-third of the total value, Bakonyi added. (MTI-Econews)