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Ford says 2014 China auto sales up 19 percent year-on-year

The front grill logo of a Ford F150 pick-up truck is shown in Carlsbad, California November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and its Chinese joint ventures sold 1.11 million vehicles in China in 2014, up 19 percent from the previous year, the U.S. carmaker said on Thursday.

In the month of December, Ford sold 107,244 vehicles, up 13 percent from a year earlier. That follows a 2 percent rise in November and a 1 percent fall in October.

Ford has said its growth in China has been constrained by a shortage of manufacturing capacity and is adding new plants in the country.

Ford makes vehicles in China in partnership with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd and Jiangling Motors Corp Ltd.

(Reporting by Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada; Editing by Adam Jourdan)