Honda-The Power of Dreams
Honda Sets Monthly Record for Worldwide, Japan Domestic, and Overseas Auto Production

TOKYO, Japan, December 25, 2006– Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced its automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2006.

<Production>
For the sixteenth consecutive month since August 2005, worldwide production increased in November over the same month a year ago. Honda achieved a new record for the month of November.

Due to an increase in production for overseas markets, Japan domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month since June 2006. Honda achieved a new record for the month of November.

Due mainly to production increases in North America and Asia, overseas production increased compared to the same month a year ago for the sixteenth consecutive month since August 2005. Honda achieved a new record for overseas production for the month of November, including record production in North America. Production in Asia also set an all-time record for any month.

<Japan Domestic Sales>
Total domestic sales increased compared to the same month a year ago for the first time in the last two months since September 2006.

Due to decreased sales of Air Wave and Step Wagon, new vehicle registrations in November experienced a year-on-year decline for the eighth consecutive month since April 2006.

Due mainly to an increase in sales of Zest, mini-vehicle sales increased compared to the same month a year ago for the first time in the last two months since September 2006.

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fourth best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November, with sales of 7,350 units. Step Wagon ranked as the industry’s sixth best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November, with sales of 5,826 units. 

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s fifth best selling car among mini vehicles, with sales of 7,823 units, and ranked as Honda’s best selling car for the month of November. Zest was the industry’s tenth best selling vehicle among mini vehicles for the month of November, with sales of 5,170 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Due primarily to an increase in exports to North America, total exports increased over the same month a year ago for the sixth consecutive month since June 2006.


Production
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan - Nov 2006)
Units
Vs.11/05
Units
Vs.2005
  Domestic (CBU + CKD)
126,534
+15.0%
1,216,488
+4.8%
  Overseas (CBU only)
202,258
+8.1%
2,134,083
+7.6%
Worldwide Total
328,792
+10.6%
3,350,571
+6.6%


Production by Region
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan - Nov 2006)
Units
Vs.11/05
Units
Vs.2005
  North America
119,357
+1.4%
1,291,578
+3.4%
  (USA only)
81,379
+1.3%
906,808
+4.2%
  Europe
15,205
-8.8%
172,244
-0.6%
  Asia
59,090
+27.7%
582,506
+19.0%
  (China only)
35,048
+29.6%
321,507
+31.4%
  Others
8,606
+32.0%
87,755
+23.4%
Overseas Total
202,258
+8.1%
2,134,083
+7.6%


Japan Domestic Sales
Vehicle type November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan - Nov 2006)
Units
Vs.11/05
Units
Vs.2005
  Registrations
32,451
-12.1%
383,092
-11.3%
  Mini Vehicles
25,440
+24.2%
256,006
+11.6%
Honda Brand Total
57,891
+0.9%
639,098
-3.4%


Export from Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan - Nov 2006)
Units
Vs.11/05
Units
Vs.2005
  North America
26,653
+59.8%
319,301
+39.6%
  (USA only)
25,068
+70.4%
289,049
+42.4%
  Europe
13,431
+33.1%
120,889
-3.5%
  Asia
2,497
+109.1%
17,483
+12.4%
  Others
11,672
+12.8%
109,511
+7.5%
Total
54,253
+41.6%
567,184
+20.3%