Retail sales at Ford Motor Co. and its two joint ventures in China fell 22 percent to 119,187 in the second quarter due to the negative impact from resurgent coronavirus cases in April and May.
The company’s latest quarterly sales included 44,015 Ford-badged passenger vehicles, 11,743 Ford Transit vans and 18,215 Lincoln models, Ford’s China unit said last week.
Ford China didn’t disclose second-quarter sales of JMC-badged trucks, pickups and SUVs built at Ford’s joint venture with Jiangling Motors Group.
Ford also operates a Chinese partnership with Changan Automobile Co., producing sedans, crossovers and SUVs under the Ford brand only.
In the first quarter, Ford’s China deliveries dropped 19 percent to some 125,000 due to tight semiconductor chip supplies and lingering coronavirus infections in the country.
In the first six months, the U.S. automaker’s sales slipped 20 percent to roughly 244,000, according to data from Ford China.
Along with a rebound in the overall new-vehicle market, sales at Ford and its two joint ventures grew in June, rising 2.9 percent from a year earlier to 50,052.
During the month, deliveries of Ford-brand passenger vehicles jumped 26 percent to 20,149. Lincoln’s volume also rose 19 percent to exceed 8,300, according to a tally released by Ford China.