GM says Jan China auto sales up 12 percent year-on-year

BEIJING Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:47am EST

General Motors' new Chinese-made cars are seen at a parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning province, January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

General Motors' new Chinese-made cars are seen at a parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning province, January 25, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) and its Chinese joint ventures sold 348,061 vehicles in China in January, a 12 percent increase from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said on Tuesday.

That follows an 11.8 percent year-on-year increase in December and 13.3 percent rise in November.

In 2013, GM sold about 3.16 million vehicles in China, an 11.4 percent increase from a year earlier.

GM makes vehicles in China in partnership with FAW Group and SAIC Motor Corp Ltd (600104.SS).

(Reporting By Jonathan Standing)