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CorporateDecember 20, 2004
2004/2005 SALES & PRODUCTION

<Global Sales (million units)>
2003
2004
2005
Result Forecast % Change Plan % Change
Motorcycles & ATVs approx. 8.67 approx.10.70* 123% approx.12.50* 117%
Automobiles approx. 2.91 approx. 3.16* 109% approx.3.40* 108%
Power Products approx. 5.00 approx.5.50* 110% approx.6.00* 109%
Total approx. 16.58 approx.19.36* 117% approx.21.90* 113%
* = New record
Note: The 2004 motorcycle forecast for the Honda brand excludes Sundiro brand figures.
The 2003 results have been adjusted to be consistent with the reporting guidelines adopted for the current year.

<Motorcycles & ATVs>
2003
2004
2005
Result Forecast % Change Plan % Change
Japan sales
(Units)
421,247
(Units)
390,000
92.6%
(Units)
390,000
100.0%
Export sales 399,864 340,000 85.0% 400,000 117.6%
Motorcycles Total 821,111 730,000 88.9% 790,000 108.2%
ATVs 307,728 340,000* 110.5% 340,000 100.0%
Motorcycle & ATV Total 1,128,839 1,070,000 94.8% 1,130,000 105.6%
KD sets 7,440,630 8,950,000* 120.3% 8,270,000 92.4%
* = New record

Japan production1
667,370
580,000
86.9%
650,000
112.1%
Overseas production2 8,074,254 10,195,000* 126.3% 12,090,000* 118.6%

Global production3
8,741,624
10,775,000*
123.3%
12,740,000*
118.2%
* = New record
1 Completely built unit (CBU) + complete knock-down (CKD)
2 CBU production at local plants (excluding overseas CKD)
3 Domestic production plus overseas production
Note: The 2004 motorcycle forecast for the Honda brand excludes Sundiro brand figures.
The 2003 results have been adjusted to be consistent with the reporting guidelines adopted for the current year.

<Automobiles>
2003
2004
2005
Result Forecast % Change Plan % Change
Passenger cars & light trucks4
(Units)
479,895
(Units)
480,000
100.0%
(Units)
522,000
108.8%
Mini vehicles 255,087 260,000 101.9% 248,000 95.4%
Japan sales 734,982 740,000 100.7% 770,000 104.1%
Export sales 465,653 510,000 109.5% 510,000 100.0%
Total 1,200,635 1,250,000 104.1% 1,280,000 102.4%
KD sets 1,571,250 1,780,000* 113.3% 1,980,000* 111.2%
* = New record
4 Import car sales are included in passenger cars & light trucks

Japan production5
1,170,941
1,240,000
105.9%
1,270,000
102.4%
Overseas production6 1,797,375 1,940,000* 107.9% 2,150,000* 110.8%

Global production7
2,968,316
3,180,000*
107.1%
3,420,000*
107.5%
* = New record
5 Completely built unit (CBU) + complete knock-down (CKD)
6 CBU production at local plants (excluding overseas CKD)
7 Domestic production plus overseas production

<Power Products>
2003
2004
2005
Result Forecast % Change Plan % Change
Japan sales
(Units)
464,287
(Units)
440,000
94.8%
(Units)
460,000
104.5%
Export sales 4,540,831 5,060,000* 111.4% 5,540,000* 109.5%
Total 5,005,118 5,500,000* 109.9% 6,000,000* 109.1%
* = New record
Note: OEM engines for export have been included in Japan sales since 2001.
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