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Entering its third year, this survey is commissioned by the Welsh Government, and is the only Wales specific collection of trade data.

First published:
18 November 2019
Last updated:

We want to improve our understanding of trade flows into and out of businesses in Wales. This includes goods and services that move within the UK as well as internationally.

How are businesses selected?

Approximately 8000 businesses have been selected from a UK business directory derived from administrative sources, including: 

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) registrations
  • Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) registrations

The directory is updated with data gathered from Office for National Statistics business surveys. 

Who is carrying out the survey?

IFF research is an independent market research company contracted by Welsh Government. IFF Research operate under the strict guidelines of the Market Research Society’s code of conduct.

For questions or support in filling out the survey, contact the Trade Survey for Wales support team at IFF Research. They are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm:

If you would like to confirm IFF Research’s authority to host this survey, please contact Welsh Government trade analysts at

When will data from the survey be published?

Publications based on this dataset will be published in 2022.

All data can be found on the Trade Survey for Wales pages.