Exporter Rank

14 / 50

Importer Rank

16 / 50

Trade Balance Rank

31 / 50
Note: USA Trade Online Data 1 (2016) are used for computing ranks.

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) (Origin of Movement) $31,270,274,439
Total Imports (2016) $36,134,626,608
Trade Balance (2016) -$4,864,352,169

Impact of Trade [2]

Total Export-Supported Jobs Related to Manufacturing155,078 (2016)
No. of Businesses Selling Products Overseas6,162 (2016)
Percentage of Exporters Classified as Small and Medium-size Companies85% (2016)
Percentage of Exports by Small and Medium-size Companies12% (2016)

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
China $6,412,730,523
Germany $3,740,944,593
Canada $3,472,800,631
United Kingdom $2,840,974,449
Mexico $2,118,282,364
Japan $1,094,844,465
Australia $791,481,172
Spain $677,306,727
Korea, South $633,351,294
Belgium $615,383,053

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
Germany $6,593,904,042
China $5,926,422,924
Mexico $3,397,291,566
Canada $2,939,385,174
Japan $1,532,081,087
France $1,124,350,842
Austria $1,081,605,985
India $840,264,808
Italy $836,524,327
United Kingdom $735,719,898

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $11,104,613,482
(88) Aircraft $5,611,207,803
(84) Industrial Machinery $3,928,202,603
(40) Rubber $1,612,387,256
(85) Electrical Machinery $1,118,002,316
(39) Plastics $1,077,175,046
(90) Precision Instruments $747,368,973
(48) Paper $625,656,207
(29) Organic Chemicals $449,887,061
(47) Wood Pulp $435,858,719

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(84) Industrial Machinery $8,372,473,345
(85) Electrical Machinery $4,442,825,662
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $4,194,168,413
(40) Rubber $2,275,536,171
(28) Inorganic Chemicals $1,359,198,900
(61) Apparel: Knit $1,327,721,104
(39) Plastics $1,168,808,606
(88) Aircraft $1,005,683,804
(90) Precision Instruments $1,003,028,641
(94) Furniture $927,714,719

Sources

  1. USA Trade Online (2016).
  2. International Trade Administration
South Carolina