In 2018 BMW was the largest exporter of vehicles from the United States
For the fifth consecutive year, Bmw is the largest vehicle exporter in the U.S. by value, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
BMW’s factory in Spartanburg, capital of the homonymous county in South Carolina, exported 234,689 X-series crossovers in 2018 valued at more than $8.4 billion.
China is the biggest export market for the plant, nearly a third of that export volume. Of these, 48,537 units, slightly more than 20 percent of the total vehicle exports from the plant, was of the X3 model, whose production was localized to Shenyang, China, in May 2018.
The Spartanburg plant employs more than 11,000 workers and produced 356,749 vehicles last year, down slightly from the 2017 because of updates to the X4 and X5.
The factory has annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles and built its 4.5 millionth vehicle last month.