That took sales for the first half of the year to 400,443 vehicles, down 25 percent from the same period a year ago.
Ford Motor Co's (F.N) China vehicle sales slumped 38 percent in June from a year earlier to 62,057 vehicles, the company said on Friday.
The Trump administration plans to impose 25 percent duties on Friday on $34 billion of Chinese goods in its biggest sanctions yet over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.
As a response, Beijing is expected to impose retaliatory tariffs on Friday against the USA, which could escalate the trade war between the world's two biggest economies and have a spillover effect on other regions. "However, Ford would be more exposed to higher tariffs on its exports to China and increased costs in North America if tariffs are implemented".
Ford added it encouraged Washington and Beijing to resolve their issues over trade and that it would "continue to monitor the situation as it evolves".
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GM sold 4.04 million vehicles in China last year, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier.
"We think Ford is largely insulated from a battle with Europe, as most of what it sells in Europe is produced there and would therefore not be subject to potential countering European tariffs", Levy says.
Ford and Lincoln both cut prices on imported models in May after China announced steep tariff cuts for automobiles and vehicle parts that came into effect from July 1.
The new tariffs come "in light of China's theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade practices", the White House said in a statement on June 15.
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