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Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records in North America and United States

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2012. Worldwide Production October 2012 Year-to-Date Total (Jan. – Oct. 2012) Units vs.’11 Units vs.’11 Japan 80,053 -15.8% 897,341 +59.2% Outside of Japan 266,076* +20.2% 2,608,211 +41.6% Worldwide Total 346,129 +9.4% 3,505,552 +45.7% * … Continued

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2012.

Worldwide Production

October 2012Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. – Oct. 2012)
Unitsvs.’11Unitsvs.’11
Japan80,053-15.8%897,341+59.2%
Outside of Japan266,076*+20.2%2,608,211+41.6%
Worldwide Total346,129+9.4%3,505,552+45.7%

* Record high for month of October

Production Outside of Japan

October 2012Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. – Oct. 2012)
Unitsvs.’11Unitsvs.’11
North America161,142*1+28.6%1,436,054+57.1%
(USA)118,599*1+29.1%1,034,958+50.0%
Europe15,088+6.8%136,006+53.8%
Asia73,611-0.6%895,977+18.9%
(China)26,302-54.2%546,734+7.6%
Others16,235+105.3%140,174+62.4%
Overseas Total266,076*2+20.2%2,608,211+41.6%

*1 Record high for any month
*2 Record high for month of October

Production in Japan for the month of October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since September 2012).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of October. This includes all-time records for production in North America and the United States for any month.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth consecutive month (since January 2012).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle typeOctober 2012Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. – Oct. 2012)
Unitsvs.’11Unitsvs.’11
Registrations20,004-45.0%385,428+22.5%
Mini-Vehicles23,886+131.7%264,797+149.0%
Honda Brand Total43,890-5.9%650,225+54.4%

Honda’s automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since September 2012).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since August 2012).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth consecutive month (since January 2012).

<Vehicle registrations – excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fourth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2012 with sales of 9,317 units. Freed was the industry’s tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,591 units.

<Mini-vehicles – under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry’s top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2012 with sales of 18,203 units.

Exports from Japan

October 2012Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. – Oct. 2012)
Unitsvs.’11Unitsvs.’11
North America3,919-84.8%112,386-13.4%
(USA)3,855-84.8%109,844-12.6%
Europe1,235-61.3%17,342-38.1%
Asia905+12.7%30,109+156.0%
Others821-63.7%30,252+40.5%
Total6,880-78.5%190,089-0.6%

Total exports from Japan in October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since July 2012).

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