Hungary slipped back to 46th place from 41st place one year earlier on the Networked Readiness Index ranking in the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010.
Among other CEE countries, Slovenia and the Czech Republic are ahead of Hungary, taking 31st and 36th place, while Slovakia and Poland are lagging behind, in 55th and 65th place, respectively.
China and India, which had lower rankings one year earlier, are now ahead of Hungary, which has been slipping steadily, taking 37th place two years ago. In this year's survey, Hungary performed worst in the categories of market environment, government and individual readiness.
Of the 68 factors surveyed, there are two in terms of which Hungary ranks among the top ten countries. The country takes 5th place in terms of the time required to start a business, and 7th place in terms of imports of computer and communications equipment and services. (MTI-ECONEWS)