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export in Trade topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexportex‧port1 /ˈekspɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun  1 [uncountable]BBT the business of selling and sending goods to other countries opp importexport of a ban on the export of toxic wastefor export bales of cloth for export to the continent2 [countable usually plural]BBT a product that is sold to another country opp import Wheat is one of the country’s main exports.see thesaurus at productCOLLOCATIONSMeanings 1 & 2export + NOUNan export marketThe US is Scotland’s second largest export market after France.export tradeMost of its export trade is with Russia.export earnings/revenue (=the money a company or country makes from exports)Oil and gas provide 40% of Norway’s export earnings.export sales/figures (=the total number of products that are sold to other countries)Export sales exceeded 50% of the company’s total turnover.Hong Kong is a major trading power, with annual export figures rivalling those of Germany.an export licence (=an official document giving you permission to sell something to another country)You will have to submit an application for an export licence.export controls/restrictions/quotas (=official limits on the number of exports)The European Parliament wants tougher export controls on certain goods.The number of goods subject to import and export quotas is being reduced.an export ban (also a ban on exports)During the crisis, France imposed an export ban on British beef.The ban on exports was lifted in June.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + exportthe major/main/principal exportAgricultural products are the country’s principal exports.oil/agricultural/manufacturing exportsOil exports from Iraq have resumed.British/US etc exportsHigher tariffs will affect a wide range of British exports.invisible exports (=services that are exported, such as banking or insurance, rather than a product)The City of London is important to the invisible exports of this country.verbsboost exports (=increase them)The measures should boost exports and create employment.encourage exports (=make them more likely to exist)Kenya used subsidies to encourage exports.reduce exportsOPEC has threatened to reduce exports of oil to the West.restrict exports (=limit or control them)The government threatened to restrict exports because of weak demand.ban exports (=stop them completely)In retaliation, Britain banned exports of cloth to France.exports increase/rise/growElectronics exports grew more slowly than in previous years.exports fall/decline/dropExports of gas and oil continued to fall while imports of raw materials have risen.exports account for something (=form a particular part of a total)Exports currently account for 37% of sales.phrasesa growth/rise/increase in exportsThe electronics sector has seen a 16% growth in exports.a fall/decline/drop in exportsThere has been a decline in exports and an increase in oil prices.
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exportSaudi Arabia is one of the world's leading exporters of oil.Yet the partners poured money into modernization, believing exports would give Quaker a profitable future.It is trading ahead of this time last year, when sales were hit by the Gulf war, but exports are slowing.Wheat is one of our country's chief exports.It was in this context of increased regulation and hazard export that Raybestos Manhattan came to Ireland.The country's main export is coal.Again, these can be used to assess potential export demand or continuity of import supplies.The value of China's exports to the US rose by over 50% last year.It hopes for a significant export trade in this latest answer to civil disorder.The directive also applies to objects not returned at the end of a lawful temporary export.An international agreement restricts the export of missiles.Britain's total exports to the other EU member states now exceed imports.