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World travelers: Alabama-made vehicles crisscross the globe as exports surge

From the deserts of the Middle East to urban centers across Asia and villages dotting the European countryside, vehicles made in Alabama are making a lasting impression.

Exports of state-made automobiles continued to grow at an impressive rate in 2016, rising 13 percent to $7.9 billion. So far this year, the numbers are holding steady with last year’s pace.

The top export market for Alabama-made vehicles in 2016 was Germany, with more than $2.4 billion in shipments. Rounding out the top 10 were China, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and India.

In all, state-built models were shipped to 86 countries.

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