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

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

<Production>
Due to increased production for both the domestic and overseas markets, Japan domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since June 2006).

Due mainly to increased production in North America, Europe, and Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 22nd consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda achieved new production records in North America, the U.S., Europe, Asia and China for the month of May. Honda also set a new monthly record for overseas production for the month of May.

Due to an increase in both domestic and overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 22nd consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda also achieved a new monthly record for the month of May.

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

Though sales of Stream and Crossroad increased, due mainly to a decrease in sales of Odyssey and Step Wagon, new vehicle registrations in May experienced a year-on-year decline for the first time in two month (since March 2007).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s third best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May, with sales of 6,077 units and ranked as Honda’s best selling car for the month of May. Stream was the industry’s tenth best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May, with sales of 4,434 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s sixth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of May, with sales of 6,312 units.  Zest was the industry’s tenth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of May, with sales of 3,429 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Due mainly to increased exports to the U.S., total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since June 2006).


PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (May 2007)

Production
  May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  Domestic (CBU + CKD)
105,188
+11.8%
560,708
+6.5%
  Overseas (CBU only)
224,319
+10.4%
1,054,988
+9.4%
Worldwide Total
329,507
+10.9%
1,615,696
+8.3%


Production by Region
  May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  North America
128,937
+4.1%
617,513
+3.4%
  (USA)
91,049
+5.5%
439,815
+4.2%
  Europe
17,992
+15.1%
95,206
+15.6%
  Asia
65,450
+19.1%
295,209
+18.8%
  (China)
36,687
+40.5%
166,927
+29.0%
  Others
11,940
+37.6%
47,060
+29.3%
Overseas Total
224,319
+10.4%
1,054,988
+9.4%


Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  Registrations
25,602
-2.4%
167,045
-5.1%
  Mini Vehicles
16,429
-26.2%
96,064
-11.7%
Honda Brand Total
42,031
-13.3%
263,109
-7.6%


Export from Japan
  May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  North America
36,189
+34.1%
163,051
+15.7%
  (USA)
33,704
+35.6%
153,913
+23.1%
  Europe
8,083
-5.6%
51,165
-11.9%
  Asia
1,763
+1.0%
10,018
+20.2%
  Others
13,086
+19.4%
59,937
+24.6%
Total
59,121
+22.5%
284,171
+11.2%


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