To send goods or services across national borders for the purpose of selling and realizing foreign exchange. See also exports. To be contrasted with imports.

Use export in a sentence

  • Countries are often limited in how much revenue they can generate based on what products and services they are able to successfully export.

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  • If you can get a better offer from someone overseas it may be worthwhile to export your product if shipping costs aren't to high.

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  • Since it's infancy in the 1920's Hollywood's greatest export has been films that help the international community better understand Americans.

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Notable Quotes

  • How a Weak US Dollar Can be Good
    "When the U.S. dollar is weak, U.S. manufacturers have a competitive advantage -- they don't have to lower prices on exports to boost sales and capture market share overseas. Just by keeping prices steady, they benefit because the weak dollar means foreign buyers won't have to pay as much in their respective currencies. The profit margin on each unit is constant, so earnings go up. (from November 2004)"
    - Wall Street Journal


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