Ford's China joint ventures have reported year on year sales growth for May in a sign of how the world's largest auto market is continuing its recovery from coronavirus-induced lows.

Reuters reported the Chongqing-based venture with Changan sold 23,491 vehicles in May, up 130% from a year earlier.

Jiangling Motors , in which Ford owns a stake, said in a filing it sold 29,008 vehicles last month, up 32% year on year.

Separately, Ford also said that sales of its luxury Lincoln brand in China reached 5,000 units last month, up 22%.