exportex‧port1 /ˈekspɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●○W3AWL 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 productCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 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.
exportex‧port2 /ɪkˈspɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●○W3AWL verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]BBT to sell goods to another country opp importexport something (from somebody) to somebody 🔊 The company exports tuna to the US.► see thesaurus at sell2[transitive]INTRODUCE to introduce an activity, idea etc to another place or country 🔊 Italian food has been exported all over the world.3[transitive] technical to move computerinformation from one computer to another, from one computer document to another, or from one piece of software to another opp import —exportation /ˌekspɔːˈteɪʃən $ -ɔːr-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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export• In 1986 they exported 210,000 cases of wine to the UK.• Ancientartefacts cannot be exported.• Japanesetelevisions and hi-fi systems are exported all over the world.• Foreign-funded enterprisesexported goods worth $ 665 million, up 33 percent over 1994, the report said.• She felt very strongly about animals being exported live to the continent for slaughter, horses or cattle.• At these allocations the home country exportsmanufactures and imports food.• They pay for the weapons they carry, and for the guns he exports to arm the rebels destabilising his neighbours.• The influence of Africanmusic has been exported to many parts of the western world.export something (from somebody) to somebody• The trickierquestion is: can Britain's businesses make the requiredswitch into exports?• That export may amount to an associatedoperation.• Others say that exporting fertilizers and pesticides to developing countries will help them increase their production.• However, providing foreigncurrencyreceipts from exports are available to service externaldebt, no real problems should arise.• An impressive 14 % of Czech exports are attributable to Skoda and its suppliers.• This was almost balanced by domesticexports of £3.8 million to which £1.8 million of re-exports were added.From Longman Business Dictionaryexportex‧port1 /ˈekspɔːt-ɔːrt/ noun1[countable usually plural]COMMERCE a product or service that is sold to another countryA third of America’s exports go to American-owned firms abroad.The Japanese cosmetics company plans to boost exports (=increase them) to the US and Europe. →invisible exports →visible exports2[uncountable]COMMERCE the sale of goods to other countriesThe import and export of goods is more complicated than conducting domestic business within a single country.10,000 bags of coffee for export to the continentexportexport2 /ekˈspɔːt-ɔːrt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]1COMMERCEto sell goods to other countriesIn the first 11 months of last year, Brazil exported 15 million bags of coffee.The mine will produce 9 million tonnes of coal annually of which 5.3 million tonnes will be exported to Japan.2to introduce an activity, idea etc to another countryWe are retailers, and our skills may not be easily exported.3COMPUTING to move computer information from one computer to another, from one computer document to another, or from one piece of software to anotherCan I export the information in a pdf file and then store that file on my laptop?→ See Verb table