15 Feb 2014 was another record year for exports from Charleston
Automobiles, airplanes, tires and turbine engines helped South Carolina record another record year for exports in 2014, with $29.7 billion in goods shipped to foreign countries by Boeing Co. and the State Ports Authority, says the U.S. Commerce Department.
That is a 13.1 percent increase over 2013 totals and is the fifth consecutive year that exports have set a record in South Carolina, mirroring record-setting increases nationally that topped $2.35 trillion in 2014.
BMW vehicles made at the German manufacturer’s plant in Greer helped the state become the nation’s top exporter of automobiles. With a 21 percent increase over 2013, BMWs accounted for $9.2 billion of the state’s export sales. More than 260,000 vehicles were exported from BMW’s Greer plant, totaling more than 70 percent of the plant’s total volume.Read Full Article Here