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GM Cuts Russia Car Production Amid Shrinking Auto Market

General Motors Co., the world’s second-biggest carmaker, is cutting production in Russia as deliveries drop amid a weakening economy stemming from the government’s conflict with Ukraine.

GM halted carmaking at its plant in St. Petersburg as of today until Sept. 12, and plans three further suspensions through Oct. 27, Nico Schmidt, a spokesman for the carmaker in Ruesselsheim, Germany, said in an e-mail. The Detroit-based manufacturer will only build cars in Russia for four days in September and eight days in October, Schmidt said.