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Export is a fifth type of resource introduced in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It is only available to Asian civilizations and used to purchase shipments from the Consulate.

Export can be an important resource as the Consulate grants access to European ally-dependent buildings, technologies, and units, while its shipments arrive much faster than Home City Cards.


The rate of export earned by Villagers, Cree Coureur des Bois, and Settler Wagons can be changed at the Consulate, but other resource gathering will suffer from a penalty depending on the Export rate selected:

No Export rate Gather export and other resources normally
5% Export rate Gather export 35% faster but gather other resources 5% slower
10% Export rate Gather export 60% faster but gather other resources 10% slower
Note: The 5% increase to gather rates for the Indians and Chinese by selecting the French at the consulate reduces the -5% penalty to a very neglible amount in exchange for 35% greater export. It lowers the -10% to around 5% as well. With a Japanese ally sending TEAM Chonindo both the Chinese and Indians using the French will have a bonus to other gather rates running +60% to export gather rate. Finally, Klamath Work Ethos adds a 5% gather rate bonus as well, further countering the penalty on maps where they are present.

Gather rates[]

This table shows the initial gathering rates. The building, and card granted trickle rates are fixed and can not be increased via the Consulate, though they can be stacked with other trickle cards, or buildings available to that civilization. The Chinese have the best trickle export generation potential.

Method Initial rate
TEAM Sumptuary Laws (Indians only) 18 coin, food, wood, and 6 export, experience, and influence per minute
Sumptuary Laws (card) 18 coin, food, wood, and 9 export and experience per minute
Porcelain Tower 10.8 (Colonial), 15 (Fortress), 24 (Industrial), or 60 (Imperial) export per minute depending on the Age in which it is constructed.
Villagers 2.088(+0%) / 2.718(+35%) / 3.168(+60%) min per Villager gathering resources
Cree Coureur des bois 2.61/min per Cree Coureur des Bois gathering resources (limit 5 per Cree site)
Settler Wagon 4.176/min per Settler Wagon gathering resources (limit 2, requires Germans as an ally)
Note: TEAM Sumptuary Laws is roughly equivalent to 3.33 villagers gathering export, while the regular version of the card is equivalent to 4.32 villagers gathering the resource. This is before applying the bonuses to other resources. In regards to the experience aspect, the team card is equivalent to a 5% increase to the base passive trickle while the regular version is a 7.5% increase.
Note: Asian Villagers' auto Export gather rate is 0.03/s, and Asians have +16% hidden base rates. Consulate Export gather rate adjustments give Villagers +35%/+60% base gather rate. Auto Export gather rate is not affected by upgrades.

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to Export
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Purple Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times
Red Shipment that can be sent twice
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)


Card Description Age
Good faith agreements Good Faith Agreements Consulate armies/units' train time -50%; Consulate shipments/technologies cost -40% (-300 export for Brigades) and arrives/are researched twice as fast (except Brigades)
Age I tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 3 (Diplomatic Intrigue) Diplomatic Intrigue Get +300 export and relations cost -75% (also ships 1 Villager for the Indians)
Age II tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 3 (Native Crafts) Native Crafts Each different allied Minor civilization sends a shipment of 300 export (also ships 1 Villager for the Indians)
Age III tech tree aoe3


Card Description Age
Chinese Home City 1 (Tea Export) Tea Export Ships 1 Consulate Rickshaw, 100 export, and grants a trickle of 0.35 export N/A
Chinese Home City 4 (Dowager Empress) Dowager Empress Exchanges all export for 1.6 times the coin
Age I tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 4 (Sumptuary Laws) Sumptuary Laws Gives a trickle of 0.3 food, 0.3 wood, 0.3 coin, 0.15 export, 0.15 XP
Age I tech tree aoe3


Card Description Age
Indian Home City 4 (TEAM Sumptuary Laws) TEAM Sumptuary Laws Gives a trickle of 0.2 food, 0.2 wood, 0.2 coin, 0.1 export, 0.1 XP, 0.1 influence
Age I tech tree aoe3
Indian Home City 3 (Foreign Trading Companies) Foreign Trading Companies Gives a trickle of 0.6 export; Consulate Armies cost -15% export but Indian units costs +2.5% (except Villagers, Fishing Boats, and Sacred Cows which costs +5%), +1 Hindu Villager
Age IV tech tree aoe 3


Card Description Age
Japanese Home City 3 (Nanban Trade) Komo Trade Receive 500 export; costs 300 wood, 300 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 4 (Sumptuary Laws) Sumptuary Laws Gives a trickle of 0.3 food, 0.3 wood, 0.3 coin, 0.15 export, 0.15 XP
Age I tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 4 (Red Seal Slip) Red Seal Ship Exchanges all coin for 0.83 times the export
Age IV tech tree aoe 3


Resources in Age of Empires series
CommonFood · Wood · Gold/Coin · Stone*
Age of MythologyFavorAOM Favor
Age of Empires IIIResource xp XP · Aoe3 export Export · Aoe3de influence Influence
Age of Empires IVAoE4 Bounty icon Bounty · AoE4 Vizier Point icon Vizier Point · Resource olive oil Olive Oil
Extractable resource sources in the Age of Empires series
CommonTree · Gold Mine · Stone Mine· Berry Bush · Farm (I · II · M · III · IV) · Animals (Fish · Herdable animal)
Age of Empires IIFish trap aoe2DE Fish Trap
Age of MythologyAoM Gold Mine icon Jade Mine
Age of Empires IIICherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Coal mine portrait Coal Mine · Copper mine portrait Copper Mine · Food crate icon AoE3DE Crate · Gold mine portrait Diamond Mine · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Hacienda portrait Hacienda · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · Mill aoe3de Mill · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Rock supply icon AoE3DE Rock · Gold mine portrait Salt Mine · Silver Mine icon AoE3DE Silver Mine · Gold mine portrait Tin Mine
Age of Empires IVAoE4 OliveGrove Olive Grove
* not used in Age of Mythology and Age of Empires III