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.