The colonies exported and imported mainly with Europe, particularly England. They received(imported) English goods such as tea, paper, clothes, foods, and others. They sent(exported) their natural resources such as lumber, fish, and whale oil. Some colonies, depending on climate, exported crops such as wheat and corn. Cash crops, mainly grown in the Southern Colonies, were used for different reasons other than eating such as tobacco and indigo. The 13 colonies were interdependent on England economically.