Ford says January China auto sales up 53 percent year-on-year

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A Ford logo is seen on the grill of a 2015 F-150 truck outside the New York Stock Exchange in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (NYS:F) and its Chinese joint ventures sold 94,466 vehicles in China in January, an increase of 53 pct from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said on Wednesday.

That compares with a 35 percent increase in December and a 47 percent jump in November.

In 2013, Ford sold a total of 935,813 vehicles in China, up 49 percent from the previous year.

Ford operates joint ventures in China with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd and Jiangling Motors Corp .

(Reporting By Shanghai newsroom and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kazunori Takada)

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