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South Carolina Sets Another Export Sales Record

Feb 13, 2018 09:56AM ● By Kathleen Maris
For the eighth consecutive year, the State of South Carolina set a record for total export sales in 2017. Today, Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Commerce, and the S.C. Ports Authority announced that the state's 2017 export sales totaled $32.2 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The figure represents a 2.9 percent increase over the 2016 total.

"The Palmetto State has a long and rich history in international trade," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "One time a leader in the export of rice, indigo, and cotton, we now export a more diverse group of products, including complex items such as cars, planes, and major household appliances. Moving forward, the continued growth and diversification of our trade activity will be critical."
To access a full report detailing last year's trade results, click here.