ex·​port·​er | \ek-ˈspȯr-tər, ˈek-ˌspȯr- \

Definition of exporter 

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

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Germany is the single biggest exporter of cars made in the U.S., shipping abroad 400,000 Mercedes and BMW cars a year. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Is Trump’s Car War a Bluff?," 10 July 2018 The European Union was the largest regional exporter. Author: Darryl Fears, Kate Furby, Anchorage Daily News, "A giant wave of plastic garbage could flood the US, a study says," 22 June 2018 Canada is the largest exporter of steel to the U.S., followed by Brazil, South Korea and Mexico. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Trump imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies and Europe plans to retaliate," 31 May 2018 Mexico is the top exporter of passenger vehicles and light trucks to the United States, followed by Japan, Canada, Germany, and South Korea, according to the Department of Commerce. Christopher Bodeen, BostonGlobe.com, "Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs," 24 May 2018 Italy was the fifth biggest exporter to other states in the bloc in 2016, according to statistics from Eurostat. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Voter interest high in city of Katy election," 3 May 2018 Canada is the biggest steel exporter to the U.S. The 30-day extension prolongs the standoff with the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc. Bloomberg.com, "Trump Extends Relief, Confusion as Allies Get Tariff Reprieve," 1 May 2018 Alabama ranks third in auto exports in the U.S. Alabama is the third largest exporter of automobiles in the United States. Ashley Remkus, AL.com, "Huntsville home invasion slaying suspect captured in New Orleans," 7 Mar. 2018 Those changes led the Energy Information Administration, the federal agency tasked with tracking energy data, to project that the U.S. would be net exporter of energy by 2026. Justin Worland, Time, "President Trump Bragged the U.S. Now Exports Energy. We Already Were," 30 Jan. 2018

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1623, in the meaning defined above

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