China's top pickup truck maker Great Wall posts 24.5% profit fall1 min read . Updated: 28 Aug 2020, 03:24 PM IST
- Great Wall sold almost 400,000 vehicles in the first six months this year, down 13% from a year earlier.
China's top pickup truck maker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd posted a 24.5% drop in first-half profit on Friday as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world's biggest auto market.
The Baoding-based company, which has a joint venture with German luxury automaker BMW, said in a stock exchange filing it reported a 1.15 billion yuan ($167.53 million) net profit in the first half, down from a 1.52 billion yuan profit a year earlier.
Revenue for the first half fell 13% to 35.93 billion yuan.
China's overall auto sales are slowly recovering from a virus-blighted start to the year.
Sales in July climbed for a fourth consecutive month yet are still down 12.7% year to date.
Great Wall sold almost 400,000 vehicles in the first six months this year, down 13% from a year earlier.
Its sales of pickup trucks surged 38% due to new P-series models while sport-utility vehicle sales tumbled 20%.
Great Wall agreed to buy two plants in India and Thailand from General Motors and expects those transactions to be completed this year.
Rival Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd reported a 43% profit slide in the first half.
This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.