South Carolina sets new record for total export sales in 2018


    For the 9th consecutive year, the Palmetto state has set a record for total export sales in 2018.

    Today, Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Ports Authority announced that the state's 2018 export sales totaled $34.6 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    A 7.5 percent from the previous year.

    "We've cultivated a globally-connected economy in South Carolina, and last year's export sales total reflects that," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "Moving forward, we will continue to prioritize the growth of our international trade footprint and will encourage companies of all sizes to expand their reach into new markets overseas."

    The state remains the top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles.

    To access a full report detailing last year's trade results, click here.

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