Brazil's Cyrela sales down 53 pct in first quarter vs yr ago

martes 14 de abril de 2015 19:52 GYT

BRASILIA, April 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian homebuilder Cyrela Brazil Realty SA said on Tuesday that sales of houses and apartments fell 53 percent to 723 million reais ($235.94 million) in the first quarter from a year ago.

The builder launched 463 million reais worth of new projects in the first quarter, down 76 percent from the same period a year earlier.

($1 = 3.0644 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Diane Craft)