New data shows Ford sold fewer vehicles and lost market share in most major markets in 2012. The data was revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday.
According to the filing, which was obtained by The Detroit News, Ford sold 5.67 million vehicles worldwide during 2012, falling short of the 5.69 million vehicles the Dearborn-based automaker sold in 2011.
Ford's U.S. Market share dwindled to 15.2 percent in 2012, well off the company's 16.5 percent market share in 2011. In fact, Ford's 2012 slice of the U.S. market was the company's lowest since 2008 when it accounted for 14.2 percent of all new vehicle sales.
On the opposite side of the globe, Ford increased its market share in China to 3.2 percent, the company's highest on record. However, with just 627,000 Chinese sales, Ford remains a relatively small player in the world's largest auto market.
Ford's net profit also slipped in 2012, but the automaker still managed to post a a $5.7 billion net income, besting most analysts' predictions.