ex·​port·​er | \ ek-ˈspȯr-tər How to pronounce exporter (audio) , ˈek-ˌspȯr- How to pronounce exporter (audio) \

Definition of exporter

: one that exports specifically : a wholesaler who sells to merchants or industrial consumers in foreign countries

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In Brazil, Vale SA, historically the industry’s top exporter, had to cut output following a deadly dam collapse in January. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Iron-Ore Prices Have Surged Almost 70%, Hitting Steelmakers," 10 July 2019 Nigeria was the only African country listed among the 20 top exporters of physicians in 2004, with a loss of 5 499 doctors up from 1 519 in 1991. Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, Quartz Africa, "As Nigeria’s health infrastructure crumbles, doctors have become a key export," 3 July 2019 That changed in the second half of the 20th century when Saudi Arabia became the world’s top oil exporter. Michael Rubin, National Review, "Turkey’s Africa Strategy Threatens to Breed Islamist Extremism," 26 June 2019 Alex Kreit, a professor at San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law, said the reason such labs thrive in California is because the underground industry here has long been an exporter of cannabis and its byproducts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego hash oil labs growing in sophistication, but who’s behind them?," 24 June 2019 Boeing, which sends 80 percent of its commercial planes abroad, calls itself the nation’s biggest manufacturing exporter. Natalie Kitroeff, BostonGlobe.com, "Tariffs could make Boeing a target in a trade war," 14 Mar. 2018 Boeing, which sends 80 percent of its commercial planes abroad, calls itself the nation’s biggest manufacturing exporter. Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, "Boeing May Become a Target in a Trade War Over Trump’s Tariffs," 14 Mar. 2018 That gives countries outside the U.S, including their farmers and their businesses seeking to do more business in China, an advantage over U.S. exporters. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Trade warriors: What to watch for as Trump and Xi meet at G20," 27 June 2019 Chinese leaders have vowed to retaliate against Trump’s tariffs with penalties of their own against U.S. exporters. Damian Paletta, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump says he will meet with China’s Xi at G-20 summit amid escalating trade war," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of exporter

1623, in the meaning defined above

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