ADJ. important, main, major, principal, staple Coconut is one of the staple exports of the islands. | record The industry has achieved record exports in the past year. | total 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 | live lambs for live export | invisible 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.
QUANT. 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 | ban an export ban on live cattle | drive the export drive by Japanese industry | order how to win more export orders
PREP. for ~ This is where the fruit is packaged for export. | ~ from exports from the EU to Canada | ~ to
PHRASES a ban on exports to place a ban on exports of toxic waste | a decline/fall in exports, an increase/a rise in exports > Note at PERCENT (for more verbs)
ADV. widely a French breed of cattle that has been exported widely | illegally illegally exported works of art
PREP. from Last year 2,000 birds were exported from the island. | to The country exports sugar to Europe.