Business surveys are an important guidance for the purpose of govemment’s economic policy. They provide us with current information on the condition and prospects of national economy. They also show estimated changes in such economic variables as production, employment, order-books, stocks, prices, costs, etc. Qualitative data from business surveys can significantly reduce uncertainty about the proper course of current economic policies. The information rendered by the RIED’s business surveys, notably by the industrial survey, has proved its accuracy against the actual development of the economy during the last few years. Govemmental bodies responsible for economic policy should pay more attention to the results of business surveys if they wish to avoid faulty decisions.