GM Korea says March sales slump 19 pct from year earlier

SEOUL, April 2 (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korean unit said on Monday its March sales dropped 18.9 percent from a year earlier, extending their slide after the U.S. automaker said in February that it will shut down one of its factories in South Korea.

GM Korea posted total sales of 41,260 vehicles in March, including both domestic sales and overseas exports, compared with 50,850 a year earlier.

Its South Korean sales tumbled 58 percent to 6,272 vehicles in March. (Reporting by Haejin Choi; Editing by Hyunjoo Jin and Muralikumar Anantharaman)