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General Motors shuts its plant in South Korea

U.S. automaker General Motors will close the plant in South Korea by the end of May, the company reported.

Photo: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

The main reason for the curtailment of production in South Korea - the low level of capacity utilization for the last three years - during this time, the factory was running at about 20 percent of its full production capacity.

GM estimates the costs due to the closure of the plant at $850 million.

This is a difficult but necessary first step in the restructuring of South Korean operations, GM said.



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