Mazda Motor car sales in China in June fell 18% year on year to 16,384 cars, its third monthly decline this year.

Sales in the first half were down 4% to 102,703 units, it said in a statement cited by Reuters.

Mazda operates a car joint venture with Ford Motor and Chongqing Changan Automobile and also makes Mazda models with FAW Group via a production licence deal.