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Japan
December 20, 2005

2005 Honda SALES & PRODUCTION FORECAST

<Global Sales (million units)>

  2004 2005
Result Forecast % Change
Motorcycles & ATVs 10.808 approx. 12.50* 116%
Automobiles 3.194 approx. 3.35* 105%
Power Products 5.3 approx. 5.60* 106%
Total 19.302 approx. 21.45* 111%
Note: The 2004 motorcycle results and 2005 motorcycle forecast for the Honda brand excludes Sundiro brand figures.
*New record

<Motorcycles & ATVs>

  2004
2005
Result(Units) Forecast(Units) % Change
Japan sales 391,158 370,000 94.6%
Export sales 350,255 370,000 105.6%
Motorcycles Total 741,413 740,000 99.8%
ATVs 351,018 300,000 85.5%
Motorcycle & ATV Total 1,092,431 1,040,000 95.2%
KD sets 9,059,140 9,240,000* 102.0%

*New record

Japan production1
579,131
623,000
107.6%
Overseas production2 10,296,000 11,990,000* 116.5%
Global production3
10,875,131
12,613,000*
116.0%
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 results and 2005 motorcycle forecast for the Honda brand excludes Sundiro brand figures.

*New record

<Automobiles>

  2004
2005
Result(Units) Forecast(Units) % Change
Passenger cars & light trucks4 481,378 470,000 97.6%
Mini vehicles 261,693 250,000 95.5%
Japan sales 743,071 720,000 96.9%
Export sales 513,627 530,000 103.2%
Total 1,256,698 1,250,000 99.5%
KD sets 1,804,140 1,980,000* 109.7%
4 Import car sales are included in passenger cars & light trucks

*New record

Japan production5
1,242,528
1,265,000
101.8%
Overseas production6 1,939,096 2,145,000* 110.6%
Global production7
3,181,624
3,410,000*
107.2%
5 Completely built unit (CBU) + complete knock-down (CKD)
6 CBU production at local plants (excluding overseas CKD)
7 Domestic production plus overseas production

*New record

<Power Products>

  2004
2005
Result(Units) Forecast(Units) % Change
Japan sales 436,042 465,000 106.6%
Export sales 5,194,363 5,335,000* 102.7%

*New record