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Gov. Nikki R. Haley and Giti Executive Chairman Enki Tan celebrate the selection of Chester County as the site for the tire maker's first U.S. manufacturing plant.

89,000 Number of tires produced per day, making the state the largest tire producer in the U.S.

29.4 Percent of the market it holds on U.S. tire exports, at $1.6 billion in 2013.

20 Percentage points gap between South Carolina and Texas, the No. 2 tire exporter in the U.S.

13 Tire plants currently in the state, with two more scheduled to open in the future.

11,000 Number of people employed by Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin.

3,000 Number of jobs Trelleborg, Giti and current expansion projects are projected to add.*

Statistics provided by the South Carolina Commerce Department. Some figures rounded.

*Figure generated by Rubber & Plastics News reports.