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December 19, 2006

2006 Honda SALES & PRODUCTION FORECAST

< Motorcycles >

Unit (thousands)

  2005
2006
Result Forecast % Change
Global Sales 12,284 12,700* 103%
Domestic 369 350 95%
Overseas 11,914 12,350* 104%
North America 633 570 90%
South America 962 1,210* 126%
Europe, the Middle & Near East and Africa 409 390 95%
Asia and Oceania 8,982 9,260* 103%
China 927 910 98%
Global Production 12,519 12,850* 103%
Domestic 623 570 92%
Overseas 11,896 12,270* 103%

*New record

  • Motorcycles: including ATVs
  • North America: including Mexico
  • Domestic production: Completely built unit (CBU) + complete knock-down (CKD)
  • Overseas production: CBU at local plants (excluding CKD)

<Automobiles>

Unit (thousands)

  2005
2006
Result Forecast % Change
Global Sales 3,365 3,550* 105%
Domestic 714 700 98%
Registrations 467 420 90%
Mini vehicles 246 280 113%
Overseas 2,650 2,850* 108%
North America 1,656 1,720* 104%
(U.S. only) 1,462 1,510* 103%
South America 74 90* 121%
Europe, the Middle & Near East and Africa 354 390* 110%
(Europe) 285 310* 108%
Asia and Oceania 306 320* 104%
China 260 320* 123%
Global Production 3,409 3,630* 106%
Domestic 1,261 1,330 105%
Overseas 2,147 2,300* 107%
Export sales from Japan 522 630 120%

*New record

  • North America: including Mexico
  • Europe: West/Central/East Europe + Russia and Ukraine
  • Domestic production: CBU + CKD
  • Overseas production: CBU at local plants (excluding CKD)
  • Export sales from Japan: CBU + CKD

<Power Products>

Unit (thousands)

  2005
2006
Result Forecast % Change
Global Sales 5,551 6,400* 115%
Domestic 463 520* 112%
Overseas 5,088 5,880* 116%

*New record