Honda sets monthly records for automobile production in Asia and China

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2020.

World Production

 October 2020YOYJan.- Oct.
2020
YOY
Japan66,509118.4%603,17181.6%
Outside of Japan386,231103.7%2,909,74979.6%
North America164,99598.6%1,193,36775.5%
(USA)111,072100.5%801,35476.1%
Europe8,75776.6%55,56558.7%
Asia205,3151116.1%1,579,41485.8%
(China)158,7221125.6%1,272,637100.3%
Others7,16443.0%81,40357.4%
Total452,740105.7%3,512,92079.9%

*1 Record high for the month of October

  • Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month.
  • Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month.
  • Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month.

Sales in the Japanese Market

 October 2020YOYJan.- Oct.
2020
YOY
Total53,349138.1%522,03081.8%
Registrations26,478144.0%249,31778.1%
Mini-vehicles26,871132.7%272,71385.5%
  • Total Japanese sales experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 13 months.
  • New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the fisrt time in 13 months.
  • Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in eight months.
  • Fit was the industry’s seventh best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2020 with sales of 9,000 units. Freed was the industry’s eighth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2020 with sales of 7,849 units.
  • N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2020 with sales of 16,052 units. N-WGN was the industry’s nineth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2020 with sales of 5,943 units.

Exports from Japan

 October 2020YOYJan.- Oct.
2020
YOY
Total5,96948.1%79,85967.8%
North America00.0%5,42720.8%
(USA)00.0%4,77918.8%
Europe5,27054.6%61,19582.8%
Asia40299.0%6,09969.7%
Others29721.2%7,13879.9%
  • Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month.

SOURCE: Honda