BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2015 totaled $9.8 Billion, confirming the company’s South Carolina facility as the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, this accomplishment represents a 7.8% increase over BMW’s 2014 value. In 2015, more than 280,000 vehicles were exported from its South Carolina plant, over 70% of the plant’s total volume.
“Once again, BMW is proud to claim the top vehicle exporter spot,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “2015 was a great year for BMW in the United States… we had a record production year and a record sales year. In addition to being the largest U.S. automotive exporter, our South Carolina plant has also become the largest facility in BMW’s global production network. These achievements are significant and clearly reinforce BMW’s ongoing commitment to the U.S.”