ex·​port·​er ek-ˈspȯr-tər How to pronounce exporter (audio) ˈek-ˌspȯr- How to pronounce exporter (audio)
: 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 Mexico has overtaken China as the top exporter to the U.S. In 2023, according to U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. imports from Mexico hit $475 bln in value, while imports from China were $427 bln. Anne Stevenson-Yang, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 However, Indonesia is also the largest exporter of palm oil, which is used in a range of everyday products from soap to ice cream, and the production of palm oil has led to severe deforestation in recent decades. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 The Council’s latest report and additional data shared with the Herald does not show which companies are the biggest exporters overall, nor which specific transactions involved the Cuban private sector and which involved Cuban state companies. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 13 Feb. 2024 Mexico is now the top exporter of goods into the US, according to new trade data released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 The Biden administration announced a pause on applications for liquified natural gas export terminals on Friday to consider their impact on climate change, a major step coming from the world’s largest exporter of natural gas. Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 26 Jan. 2024 In October, authorities in Peru, the world’s leading exporter of blueberries, said that the crop would be half its normal size. Maryn McKenna, WIRED, 29 Dec. 2023 That helped China surpass Japan as the world’s top vehicle exporter for the first time, according to data from industry groups. Laura He, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 Though final data isn’t in, China likely surpassed Japan as the top car exporter in 2023. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exporter was in 1623

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“Exporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exporter. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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