Ford's Sales Jump Again in Europe, Setting the Stage for More Profit Growth

European sales of high-performance Fords like this Fiesta ST rose 63% in July. These models are profit powerhouses for the Blue Oval. Image source: Ford Motor Company.

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) said on Friday that its sales in Europe rose 4.5% in July, giving the Blue Oval a market-share boost as it looks to build on a very profitable first half of 2016.

Ford is gaining market share in Europe

Ford sold about 105,200 vehicles in the 20 western and central European markets that it considers its core European market in July. That's a 4.5% increase over its year-ago result, and it outpaced the overall market's 1% drop to give Ford a market-share boost.

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