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CorporateJapanMay 25, 2007
Honda Achieves Record Monthly Overseas and Worldwide Auto Production

TOKYO, Japan, May 25, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2007. Honda achieved a new record for overseas and worldwide production for the month of April.

<Production>
Due to increased production for both the Japan domestic and overseas markets, domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since June 2006).

Due mainly to increased production in North America and Europe, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 21st consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda achieved new production records in North America, the U.S., Europe, and China for the month of April. Honda also set a new monthly record for overseas production for the month of April.

Due to an increase in both domestic and overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 21st consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda also achieved a new monthly record for the month of April.

<Japan Domestic Sales>
Due to a decrease in new vehicle registrations, total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decline for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2007).

Due primarily to increased sales of Fit, all-new Crossroad and Stream, new vehicle registrations in April experienced year-on-year increase for the first time in thirteen months (since March 2006).

Though sales of Vamos increased, due mainly to a decrease in sales of Zest and Life, sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decline for the second consecutive month (since March 2007).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s third best selling car among new vehicle registrations, with sales of 7,268 units and ranked as Honda’s best selling car for the month of April. The sales result for Stream was 4,277 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s sixth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of April, with sales of 6,748 units. The sales result for Zest was 3,401 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Due mainly to increased exports to the U.S. and Asia, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since June 2006).

PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (April 2007)

Production
  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units
Vs'06
Units
Vs'06
  Domestic (CBU + CKD)
110,718
+7.4%
455,520
+5.3%
  Overseas (CBU only)
199,673
+7.7%
829,971
+9.0%
Worldwide Total
310,391
+7.6%
1,285,491
+7.7%


Production by Region
  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units
Vs'06
Units
Vs'06
  North America
117,128
+6.2%
488,576
+3.2%
  (USA)
83,546
+8.0%
348,766
+3.9%
  Europe
19,218
+29.6%
77,213
+15.8%
  Asia
53,829
-0.4%
229,062
+18.3%
  (China)
30,980
+3.8%
130,240
+26.1%
  Others
9,498
+55.0%
35,120
+26.7%
Overseas Total
199,673
+7.7%
829,971
+9.0%


Japan Domestic Sales
Vehicle type April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units
Vs'06
Units
Vs'06
  Registrations
29,753
+3.8%
141,443
-5.5%
  Mini Vehicles
17,792
-24.0%
79,635
-8.0%
Honda Brand Total
47,545
-8.7%
221,078
-6.4%


Export from Japan
  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units
Vs'06
Units
Vs'06
  North America
28,044
-2.4%
126,862
+11.4%
  (USA)
26,580
+12.2%
120,209
+20.0%
  Europe
8,002
-14.5%
43,082
-13.0%
  Asia
3,276
+93.6%
8,255
+25.3%
  Others
12,833
+9.2%
46,851
+26.2%
Total
52,155
+1.2%
225,050
+8.6%


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