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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The port is already the number one exporter of crude oil in the United States, and the south Texas coast is on the leading edge of the new, booming liquid natural gas export market. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "America's New Energy Coast," 19 Mar. 2019 Japan and Germany, the largest auto exporters to the U.S. after Canada and Mexico, are bracing for U.S. demands for quotas as the price of avoiding 25% vehicle tariffs that Mr. Trump has threatened to impose in the name of national security. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Trump Aims to Model New Trade Deals on Revised Nafta," 4 Oct. 2018 And the biggest exporters to China are BMW, which sent over 100,000 vehicles from its American factory last year, and Daimler, which exported over 70,000, according to Jefferies, a bank. The Economist, "New auto tariffs would batter German carmakers," 5 July 2018 That’s because during the Cold War (especially its latter stages), the United States was a huge net importer of oil and the USSR was a huge net exporter of oil. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Reconsidering the US-Saudi relationship," 19 Oct. 2018 That is in contrast to nearby Malaysia, for example, which is an energy exporter. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Jakarta, Manila Lead Recent Rebound in Emerging Asian Stocks," 14 Jan. 2019 Two years ago the bank’s then-president, Nelson Merentes, predicted that Venezuela would become an exporter of banknotes, but that never happened. The Economist, "Venezuelan cash is almost worthless, but also scarce," 12 July 2018 But in Hamilton County, the biggest exporter of jobs to Indy, the proposal has little support from political leaders. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Plan for suburbs to pay for Indy's potholes kicked to curb in Hamilton County," 5 Mar. 2018 The forces that would lead to a sharp rebound for U.S. manufacturers and exporters is hard to see. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Slower Overseas Growth Fans Worries on U.S. Expansion," 14 Dec. 2018

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1623, in the meaning defined above

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