BEIJING, April 15 Hong Kong listed shares in BYD
Co Ltd fell more than 7 percent on
Tuesday after media reports that March sales figures for the
Warren Buffett-backed Chinese carmaker were down 24 percent on
the same period last year.
Chinese media and the Wall Street Journal reported that the
company sold 39,300 vehicles globally in March, citing an
emailed statement from the company.
BYD did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Shares listed on the mainland fell 3 percent.
BYD had previously reported strong earnings growth for 2013,
saying on March 19 that 2013 net profit was up 580 percent from
the previous year at 553.1 million yuan ($88.94 million)
($1 = 6.2191 Chinese Yuan)
(Reporting by Natalie Thomas; Editing by Christopher Cushing)