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Ford says November China auto sales up two 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 (F.N) and its Chinese joint ventures sold 100,834 vehicles in China in November, up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier, the U.S. carmaker said on Friday.

That follows a 1.0 percent year-on-year fall in October and a 0.2 percent dip in September.

Ford's sales in the first 11 months of the year totaled 1,007,425 vehicles, up 20 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Ford has said its growth in China has been constrained by shortages in manufacturing capacities.

Ford makes vehicles in China in partnership with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd <000625.SZ> and Jiangling Motors Corp Ltd <000550.SZ>.


(Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Kazunori Takada)