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Here is the production/factory sales information per year available at the Benson Ford Research Center.

United States Production (source: Ford: Decline and Rebirth by Allan Nevins and Frank Hill) 

Year Cars (Ford only) Trucks Total
1903 1,708   1,708
1904 1,695   1,695
1905 1,599   1,599
1906 8,729   8,729
1907 14,887   14,887
1908 10,202   10,202
1909 17,771   17,771
1910 32,053   32,053
1911 69,762   69,762
1912 170,211   170,211
1913 202,667   202,667
1914 308,162   308,162
1915 501,462   501,462
1916 734,811 209 735,020 
1917 622,351 41,725 664,330 (all vehicles, now includes tractors)
1918 435,898 62,444 532,509 (all vehicles)
1919 820,445 120,597 998,029 (all vehicles)
1920 419,517 43,934 530,780 (all vehicles)
1921 903,814 67,796 1,006,948 (all vehicles)
1922 1,173,745 127,322 1,373,331 (all vehicles, now includes Lincoln)
1923 1,817,891 193,234 2,120,898 (all vehicles)
1924 1,749,827 172,221 2,012,111 (all vehicles)
1925 1,643,295 268,411 2,024,254 (all vehicles)
1926 1,368,383 186,082 1,651,424 (all vehicles)
1927 356,188 61,100 518,401 (all vehicles)
1928 633,594 110,342 758,299 (all vehicles)
1929 1,507,132 355,453 1,870,257 (all vehicles)
1930 1,155,162 272,897 1,431,574 (all vehicles)
1931 541,615 186,394 731,601 (all vehicles)
1932 287,285 105,283 395,956 (all vehicles)
1933 334,969 92,662 429,638 (all vehicles)
1934 563,921 191,861 757,931 (all vehicles)
1935 942,439 250,282 1,196,636 (all vehicles)
1936 791,812 223,779 1,037,592 (all vehicles)
1937 848,608 268,621 1,146,522 (all vehicles)
1938 410,048 150,858 598,160 (all vehicles, now includes Mercury)
1939 532,152 184,572 826,341 (all vehicles)
1940 599,175 202,545 944,805 (all vehicles)
1941 600,814 249,789 992,157 (all vehicles)
1942 43,407 177,959 244,903 (all vehicles) (civilian production
halted, February)
1943 0 141,488 163,520
1944 0 152,733 198,205
1945 34,439 122,473 190,905 (all vehicles) (civilian production resumed, July)
1946 372,917 198,767 718,421 (all vehicles)
1947 601,665 247,832 1,091,229 (all vehicles)
1948 549,077 301,791 1,153,083 (all vehicles)
1949 841,170 244,613 1,426,691 (all vehicles)
1950 1,187,122 345,801 2,000,495 (all vehicles)
1951 900,770 317,252 1,580,704 (all vehicles)
1952 777,531 195,261 1,323,578 (all vehicles)
1953 1,184,187 317,151 1,936,217 (all vehicles)
1954 1,394,762 302,796 2,041,510 (all vehicles)
1955 1,764,524 373,897 2,681,214 (all vehicles)

 

Ford Factory Sales all figures U.S. unless otherwise noted (source: Ford Motor Company Annual Reports)

Year Cars(Ford only) Trucks Total
1956 1,373,135 295,517 2,000,891 (all vehicles)
1957 1,522,196 339,400 2,269,079 (all vehicles)
1958 1,038,492 242,906 1,512,487 (all vehicles) (includes Edsel)
1959 1,526,824 347,151 2,136,120 (all vehicles)
1960 1,507,475 339,018 2,251,665 (all vehicles) 
1961 1,344,258 338,626 2,050,638 (all vehicles) (Edsel discontinued
after 1960 model year)
1962 1,563,185 372,986 2,331,339 (all vehicles)
1963 1,636,080 425,574 2,412,711 (all vehicles)
1964 1,781,810 448,490 2,614,401 (all vehicles)

 

Year Cars (includes Lincoln Mercury) Trucks Total
1965 2,535,062 543,339 3,303,365 (includes Canada)
1966 2,435,733 568,129 3,239,309 (includes Canada)
1967 1,720,134 488,407 2,433,674 (includes Canada)
1968 2,461,361 705,925 3,448,325 (includes Canada)
1969 2,364,719 745,825 3,363,052 (includes Canada)
1970 2,266,187 718,754 3,213,734 (includes Canada)
1971 2,389,947 782,523 3,350,961 (includes Canada)
1972 2,617,112 946,152 3,848,066 (includes Canada)
1973 2,685,423 1,086,281 4,101,628 (includes Canada)
1974 2,336,415 991,447 3,729,921 (includes Canada)
1975 1,867,713 809,360 3,033,470 (includes Canada)
1976 2,197,309 1,017,736 3,556,010 (includes Canada)
1977 2,625,485 1,345,282 4,367,950 (includes Canada)
1978 2,632,190 1,458,132 4,492,562 (includes Canada)
1979 2,044,461 1,183,016 3,624,074 (includes Canada)
1980 1,397,431 753,195 2,422,208 (includes Canada)
1981 1,385,174 716,648 2,354,473 (includes Canada)
1982 1,270,519 803,484 2,262,844 (includes Canada)
1983 1,671,837 993,874 2,878,545 (includes Canada)
1984 2,047,671 1,238,928 3,548,446 (includes Canada)
1985 1,940,662 1,260,123 3,514,908 (includes Canada)
1986 2,093,698 1,404,002  3,813,345 (includes Canada)
1987 2,171,442 1,481,059  3,992,323 (includes Canada)
1988 2,376,766 1,540,926  4,263,463 (includes Canada) 
1989 2,186,344 1,523,275 4,035,738 (includes Canada)
1990 1,853,095 1,422,116 3,535,853 (includes Canada)
1991 1,605,972 1,260,439 3,113,739 (includes Canada)
1992 1,841,248 1,520,049 3,594,009 (includes Canada)
1993 1,950,238 1,875,711 4,078,152 (includes Canada)
1994     4,218,000 (includes Canada)
1995     3,993,000 (includes Canada)
1996     3,897,000 (includes Canada)
1997     4,016,000 (includes Canada)
1998     4,370,000 (includes Canada)
1999     4,787,000 (includes Canada)
2000     4,933,000 (includes Canada)
2001     4,292,000 (includes Canada)
2002     4,341,000 (includes Canada)
2003     4,020,000 (includes Canada)
2004     3,915,000 (includes Canada)
2005     3,779,000 (includes Canada)
2006     3,051,000 (includes Canada)
2007     2,836,000 (includes Canada)
2008     2,329,000 (includes Canada)
2009     1,959,000 (includes Canada)
2010     2,413,000 (includes Canada)
2011     2,686,000 (includes Canada)
(Mercury discontinued)
2012     2,784,000 (includes Canada)
2013     3,088,000 (includes Canada)

 

Bibliography

Archival 
   Acc. 1864 Ford Motor Company Marketing and Sales Records 
      box 1 Production record (monthly passenger car and truck production statistics by  
                     branch, August 1919-1955) 
                Daily production (daily statistics by vehicle type but not branch, 1946-1965) 

   Acc. 231 General Production reports series 
      box 1 Production U.S. and World reports (yearly statistics by make (includes trucks  
                    and tractors, 1903-1955) 
                Production (yearly statistics by branch and model, 1921-1930) 

                Production (monthly statistics by branch (domestic and foreign) and model (includes 
                    some military), 1929-1944) 

   Acc. 622 General Production reports series 
      box 1 World Production (yearly Ford production number statistics (some years broken down 
                      by branch), 1903-1943) 
                 Production (yearly and monthly statistics by branch (domestic and foreign) and by 
                      body type, 1930-1945) 

   Acc. 221 Ford Motor Company production reports (BFRC01) 
      box 1-5 Daily production reports (daily statistics by branch and by make (includes trucks), 
                       1946-1952) 

   Acc. 382 Ford Motor Company production reports (BFRC01) 
      box 1 Daily Vehicle Production Reports (daily statistics of total vehicles by make (includes 
                    trucks, and Ford Motor Company of Canada), 1951-1952) 

   Acc. 396 Ford Motor Company production reports (BFRC01) 
       box 1 Branch assembly production ledger (daily statistics by branch and by model, August 
                    1, 1919 - July 31, 1920) 

   Acc. 772 General Production reports series 
      box 1 Production records, domestic and foreign (various monthly statistics by branch and 
                   model, also yearly by body type, and monthly by branch and body type, 1924-1941) 

   Acc. 719 P. A. Martin Records 
      box 1-5 Assembly plant daily production reports (daily statistics by branch and by model 
                       January-December 1953) 
      box 5 Ford Division production reports (monthly statistics by branch and by body/engine 
                         type January 1952-October 1953) 


   Acc. 706 Production Reports 
      box 5-6 Production reports (daily statistics by plant and body type December 1953-October 1954) 

   Acc. 460 Production and Planning Department records subseries 
      box 1-5 Production reports (monthly statistics by branch and by model, December 1947- 
                      January 1949) 

   Acc. 759 Branch Labor and Production records  
      box 2 Production reports; Foreign (daily statistics by branch 1935-1939) 

   Acc. 463 Production and Planning Department records subseries 
      box 7-21 Production cards (daily statistics Rouge plant by body type includes, Ford,  
                        Mercury, Lincoln 1933-1948) 

   Acc. 922 Model T Production and Sales reports records 
      box 1 Production reports (monthly statistics Highland Park, 1909-1919) 

   Acc. 507 Manufacturing and Assembly Department records series 
      box 55 Production reports (daily statistics by branch and by 6 or 8 cyl. engine (includes L.T.  
                      and H.T. trucks), 1945-1946) 

                  Production reports foreign (monthly statistics by branch and by make, model, type, 
                       also by U.S., English, French, or German type), 1939-1941) 

      box 56 Production reports foreign (monthly statistics by branch and by make, model, type, 
                        also by U.S., English, French, or German type), 1942-1946) 

   Acc. 508 FMC Production Planning 
      box 4 Assembly records (monthly statistics by branch and by model and type,  
                    November 1935-July 1938) 

   Acc. 700 Vehicle production reports  
      box 2 Production reports (monthly statistics by model and body type, 1959-60) 
                Production summary (monthly statistics by make, some models, incudes trucks  
                     and tractors, 1950-1960) 
      box 3 Production reports (monthly statistics by model and body type, 1961) 

      box 4 Production reports (monthly statistics by model and body type, 1962) 
                 Production summary (monthly statistics by make, some models, incudes trucks  

                     and tractors, 1955-1962) 
      box 5 Production reports (monthly statistics by model and body type, 1963-1965) 

      box 6 Production reports (daily statistics by make, some models, incudes truck and tractor, 
                     1958-1960) 
       box 7 Production reports (daily statistics by make, some models, incudes truck and tractor, 
1961-1962) 
                 Ford of Canada production reports (daily statistics by make, some models, incudes 
                       truck and tractor, 1961-1962)   

   Acc. 431 Ford Motor Company Truck and Bus Department Records 
      box 1- 11 Truck and Bus production reports (daily, monthly, cumulative statistics by branch 
                         and body type 1947-1952)         

Periodicals 
   Ford Motor Company Annual Reports (includes total annual production/sales information 1947-2014) 

Books  
   Ford: Decline and Rebirth, 1933-1962. Allan Nevins and Frank Ernest Hill 
      338.76292 F699 N527 1963 

   American Business Abroad: Ford on Six Continents. Mira Wilkins and Frank Ernest Hill 
      338.476292 F699 W685 2011 

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