South Carolina

Investment

  • $9.8 billion invested

Production

  • 371,284 vehicles produced in 2017
  • $9 billion purchased from U.S. suppliers

Sales

  • 151 international nameplate dealerships
  • 127,240 vehicles sold in 2017
  • 61% market share of vehicles sold in South Carolina

Employment

70,457 total jobs generated in South Carolina
  • 10,928 direct employment
  • 8,448 dealership jobs
  • 51,081 other indirect employment
$4.2 billion total employee compensation
  • $456 million dealership employee compensation
  • $3.8 billion in direct and other indirect employee compensation
  • Without the operations and related activities of international automakers and auto dealers in the U.S., the unemployment rate in South Carolina would be 6.8% - far higher than the 3.8% official rate.

Revenues

The economic activity of international automaker's in South Carolina generated:
  • $749 million in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
  • $1.2 billion in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

International Automakers' Vehicles
Made in South Carolina

International automakers have put down deep roots in America and over the past 50 years have become a significant and integral part of the U.S. economy. As a result, the entire American auto industry is stronger and more competitive in the global marketplace.

BMW X3
BMW X3*
BMW X4
BMW X4*
BMW X5
BMW X5*
BMW X6
BMW X6*
Mercedes-Benz Metris
Mercedes-Benz Metris*
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter*
Volvo S60 Sedan
Volvo S60 Sedan*
*Exported from America

Vehicle Sales in South Carolina

International Automakers sold 72% of the green vehicles in South Carolina in 2017
International Automakers sold 127,240 new vehicles in South Carolina last year
International Automakers' share of vehicle sales in South Carolina was 58% last year

The 2017 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey, AIADA┬╣s membership roster, NADA DATA, WardsAuto InfoBank, and IHS Markit Vehicle Registration Data. Automobile manufacturers participating in the 2017 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey: BMW Group, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo. Green vehicles include all hybrid, electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles.

Indirect economic impacts derived by SCOUT Economics using direct employment, dealer employment, and auto parts employment multipliers from the IMPLAN input-output model for the State. Unemployment rates based on June 2018 Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Automakers' Presence in South Carolina

BMW
  • BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC - Greer
  • BMW Information Technology Research Center - Greenville
  • BMW Performance Center - Greer
  • Dealerships
Honda
  • Dealerships
Hyundai
  • Dealerships
Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dealerships
Kia
  • Dealerships
Mazda
  • Dealerships
Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC - Ladson
  • Mercedes-Benz USA Financial Services - Fort Mill
  • Mercedes-Benz Marshalling Yard - Ladson
  • Dealerships
Mitsubishi Motors
  • Dealerships
Nissan
  • Nissan Parts Distribution Center - Greenville
  • Dealerships
Subaru
  • Dealerships
Toyota
  • Dealerships
Volkswagen
  • Dealerships
Volvo
  • Volvo Car USA - Ridgeville
  • Volco Car USA Operations - Summerville
  • Dealerships

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