Automobiles, aircraft help South Carolina notch record $30.9B in exports

The Post & Courier
David Wren
February 17, 2016

South Carolina set another record in 2015 with $30.9 billion in exports by both sea and air, with BMW automobiles accounting for nearly one-third of all goods sent to foreign countries.

Last year’s total is 4.2 percent higher than in 2014 and is the sixth consecutive year of export growth for the State Ports Authority, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“South Carolina companies continue to produce top-quality products, and the world is taking notice,” Bobby Hitt, the state’s Commerce Secretary, said in a statement. “Looking ahead, the continued growth and development of our international trade footprint is critical as we seek to keep our state and its economy moving forward.”

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