important, main, major, principal, staple
Coconut is one of the staple exports of the islands.
The industry has achieved record exports in the past year.
In 2001 total exports were valued at $2 billion.
| British, US, etc. | world
The US share of world exports has declined.
| illegal, illicit
stopping the illegal export of live animals
lambs for live export
Earnings from the sale of banking, insurance and other services to foreigners are described as ‘invisible exports’.
| capital, commodity | agricultural, industrial, manufactured, manufacturing | arms, art, banana, beef, coal, coffee, food, grain, oil, timber, etc.
level, value, volume
VERB + EXPORT
boost, encourage, expand, increase, promote | reduce, restrict
plans to restrict the export of arms to certain countries
| allow | ban, prohibit | achieve | prevent, stop | await
yards where thousands of cars await export
EXPORT + VERB
grow, increase, rise
Oil exports have risen steadily.
| drop, fall | be valued at sth, total sth
Exports totalled $10 billion in 2002.
| account for sth
Oil exports account for nearly 80% of the country's foreign earnings.
| be destined for sth
Scottish exports destined for Western Europe
EXPORT + NOUN
crop, goods | business, industry, trade | market, sector | earnings, revenue, sales | figures, performance
a strong export performance
| growth | controls, licence, quota, restrictions
a call for tougher art export controls
an export ban on live cattle
the export drive by Japanese industry
how to win more export orders
This is where the fruit is packaged for export.
| ~ from
exports from the EU to Canada
| ~ to
a ban on exports
to place a ban on exports of toxic waste
| a decline/fall in exports, an increase/a rise in exports
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indicators ~ be down/up
With the share price down at 234p, it might be time to start buying. The CAC index was up 18.84 points.
~ reach sth, stand at sth
Consumer confidence reached a 30-year high. Second quarter sales stood at £ 18 billion.
~ be/remain unchanged
The 100 Share Index remained unchanged at 5297.
~ gain (sth)
The share gained 19 cents to close at 4.38.
~ suffer (sth)
Profit margins suffered when the company lowered prices to remain competitive.
~ climb, edge up, go up, increase ( ~ increase in value
), jump, rise, rocket, shoot up, skyrocket, soar (
+by, from, to or no preposition
Earnings per share climbed from 3.5p to 5.1p. The pound has increased in value relative to the euro. Profits have shot up by a staggering 25%. Oil prices have skyrocketed.
~ come/go down, crash, decline, decrease ( ~ decrease in value
), dive, drop, fall, plummet, plunge, shrink, slip, slump (
+by, from, to or no preposition
Banana exports crashed nearly 50%. The pound fell to a 14-year low against the dollar. Net income plummeted to USD 3.7 million.
a French breed of cattle that has been exported widely
illegally exported works of art
Last year 2,000 birds were exported from the island.
The country exports sugar to Europe.
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