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Japan
December 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.