Trade Data on Beauhurst

Find UK Company Trade Data on Beauhurst

Discover and understand UK import and exports with Beauhurst data

John McCrea,
 10 June 2024

What if you could get instant insights into a company’s historical trade data? Or investigate import and export trends across your industry?

Well, you can with Beauhurst. We initially launched UK trade data on our data platform in 2023. Since then, our clients have been able to analyse how UK companies are faring in international business development, and examine the types of imports and exports they’re involved in.

Insights into your industry's trade data

Reveal import and export data in just a couple of clicks.

What makes our trade data unique?

Our comprehensive database of UK companies uses a unique combination of machine learning and expert data curation to provide unique insights into the UK economy.

By combining rich company profiles and their associated trade data, Beauhurst bridges the gap between HMRC’s raw data and the companies your business is interested in.

Whatever industry you’re in, whether that’s local government, venture capital, wealth management, or international business development, you can cross-reference UK import and export data with contextual events.

This includes measuring the impact of fundraising, grants, government policy interventions, and much more. Already, this enables our clients to act with greater agility as they no longer have to interpret the data manually.

How to get the most out of our trade data

Understand what a company does

Trade data is a great way to get to the heart of what a business actually does on an operational level and its overall business performance.

Using the Commodity Trade tab on each company profile, you can analyse a company’s unique commodity import and export data. Looking at an automotive manufacturer, you may see top-level classifications such as Rubber and articles thereof.

But you can also drill down to specific goods as granular as Pneumatic tyres, new, of rubber, of a kind used for buses or lorries, with a load index of <= 121.

Commodity trading on Beauhurst

Identify changes in company strategy

Our subscribers can also use trade data to understand how a company may be expanding, shrinking, or pivoting in the market.

So, if a company reduces the amount of imports of one commodity and increases in another area, this can give an indication of the direction it’s moving towards.

Likewise, if they suddenly commence trading in new types of goods, this uptick in exports can signal greater intent for international expansion. On the flip side, a company that was previously trading heavily but pares back could suggest a range of issues from liquidity to supply chain breakdown.

Beauhurst data can help you find companies as they commence expansion plans, enabling you to support them and generate new business.

Using trade data alone doesn’t tell the full story, but combined with our rich datasets such as industries, growth signals, financials, and much more, our subscribers can build greater context.

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Using Beauhurst to find trade data

Analysing trade data by company

Finding historical company trade data is simple.

Simply search for the company you’re interested in analysing by typing their name into the search bar at the top of the Beauhurst dashboard. This will take you to the company’s profile page, where a wealth of data is available.

To find trade activity, click ‘Commodity Trade’ to discover a company’s unique commodities traded.

Here’s a quick guide on how to do this:

Analysing trade data by industry, region, and more

Sometimes, you’ll want to understand trade data within a specific industry or region. This is where the versatility of the Beauhurst advanced search tool comes in.

For example, if you wish to analyse the import and export data for UK companies in the automotive industry, you can include specific commodity data in that industry.

You can then layer on additional classifications, to fine tune the results. This might include the industry the importing/exporting company works in, the region they’re based in, or whether they have received any fundraisings in recent months.

To see this in practice, we created a short video to demonstrate how it works:

Trade data is of course, just one aspect of data available.

We’ve also produced articles on how your team can calculate a company’s GVA, spot potential risk factors, identify progressive companies showing ESG Signals, and much more.

Curious? Got a question about our trade data? Or just want to see more? Get in touch and we’ll give you a live tour of the platform.


To access the database, you need a subscription to a Beauhurst platform or to our API.

We’re happy to show you around the Beauhurst platform — just book a meeting with one of our experts who will talk to you about subscription options.

Trade data is included in all subscriptions. If you have any questions or want to talk to us more about it, contact your Account Manager or Client Experience Manager.

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