Ford yesterday said it expected sourcing for parts and components from China to reach $US1 billion by the middle of next year and that could rise to more than $10 billion by mid-decade, as part of its overall drive to cut costs, the Financial Times (FT) said. Ford chief operating officer Sir Nick Scheele told the FT: "As we expand our manufacturing facilities in China and attract suppliers, I anticipate sourcing in China to be in the high single figure billions and can see it going into double figures...It could probably happen by the mid-decade."