February 24, 2004 -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced today a strong rebound in domestic sales in January, with overall growth up 7.9% over the same month in 2003, led by a 37.7% rise in mini-vehicle sales.
The January domestic market sales surge was led by the new Odyssey (12,224 units) and Life (11,273 units).
Production for the month was up 42.7% in Asia, but down 14% in North America and 7.2% in Europe.
Exports in January were up 2.2%, the first increase since June 2003, mainly because of increased shipments to North America.
PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (January 2004)
|Overseas (CBU only)||149,886||-4.3%|
|Worldwide Total *||240,788||-9.0%|
* excludes overseas CKD
& Light Trucks
|Honda Brand TTL||50,210||+7.9%|