PSA Peugeot Citroen's Slovak plant will suspend production at the end of the month as orders have fallen due to the tougher economic outlook in Europe, the Slovak unit said on Wednesday.

The carmaker told Reuters it would stop production from 28 October to 4 November and again from 14 to 18 November. The company has already halted production on two previous occasions this year, the most recent being in September due to supply problems.

"The reason is lower car orders at the end of the year, which is connected also to the tense economic situation and social turmoil in Europe," Peugeot's Slovak unit said.

The plant is due to begin producing a new model in July next year.

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