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

Examples of exporter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Max, Boeing’s top-selling plane, has been grounded worldwide for almost a year, costing one of the largest U.S. exporters nearly $19 billion and disrupting the global aviation industry. Peter Robison, Bloomberg.com, "Boeing Suspends Co-Workers of Pilot at Center of Max Scrutiny," 10 May 2020 The economies of all the Arab Gulf oil exporters are expected to contract this year, as much as 5% in Iraq, according to the International Monetary Fund. Smya Kullab And Qassim Abdul-zahra, The Christian Science Monitor, "How the oil crash affects oil-dependent countries like Iraq," 27 Apr. 2020 The global selling programme has witnessed a growth of 56% in the number of e-commerce exporters from India in 2018. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Is Amazon India’s dedicated handloom storefront helping artisans?," 8 Jan. 2020 Boeing suspended production of its troubled 737 Max airplanes Monday, a halt that likely will escalate the financial troubles of the U.S.' largest manufacturing exporter. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "Boeing 737 Max production halted until grounded jet deemed safe to fly," 16 Dec. 2019 Treasury documents leaked last week said 98 percent of exporters from Northern Ireland to Britain were small and medium-size businesses that would struggle to bear the extra costs of customs declarations and checks. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "Worried, Scared and Paralyzed: Lives Caught in Brexit Limbo," 10 Dec. 2019 The Paraguayan government hopes to climb into the top five of global beef exporters in the next 10 years. Joel E. Correia, The Conversation, "South America’s second-largest forest is also burning – and ‘environmentally friendly’ charcoal is subsidizing its destruction," 2 Oct. 2019 After 16 years of being one of North Macedonia's biggest vegetable and lamb exporters, he's switched to medical cannabis. Slav Okov, chicagotribune.com, "Everybody in North Macedonia wants to be a cannabis farmer," 25 Sep. 2019 Cheniere Energy, the biggest U.S. LNG exporter, has seen customers cancel cargoes. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "How natural gas is withstanding the energy market collapse," 2 May 2020

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First Known Use of exporter

1623, in the meaning defined above

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“Exporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exporter. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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