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Honda Sets 11th Straight All-Time Record for Overseas Production in First Six Months

TOKYO, Japan, July 26, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of June and the first six months of 2007, including an all-time record for overseas and worldwide auto production for the first half of the year.

<Production>
June 2007
Due to a reduction in production for the domestic market, domestic production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 13 months (since May 2006).

Due to increased production in North America, Europe and Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 23rd consecutive month (since August 2005).

Due to an increase in overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 23rd consecutive month (since August 2005).

Honda set an all-time record for the month of June for overseas production and worldwide production, as well as production in North America, the U.S., Europe, Asia and China.

Calendar Year 2007 (January - June )
Due to an increase in production for domestic and overseas markets, total domestic production for the first six months of 2007, experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2005).

Due mainly to increased production in North America, Europe and Asia, overseas production for the first six months of 2007 experienced a year-on-year increase for the eleventh consecutive year (since the first six months of 1997).

Due to an increase in both domestic and overseas production, worldwide production for the first six months of 2007 experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive year (since the first six months of 1999).

Honda set all-time first six months records for overseas and worldwide production, as well as for production in North America, the U.S., Europe, Asia, and China.

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

New vehicle registrations in June experienced a year-on-year decline for the second consecutive month (since May 2007).

Sales of mini-vehicles in June experienced a year-on-year decline for the fourth 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 June, with sales of 8,306 units. Stream was the industry’s sixth best selling car with sales of 6,232 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s fifth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of June, with sales of 7,799 units.  Zest was the industry’s seventh best selling mini-vehicle with sales of 5,441 units.

Calendar Year 2007(January - June )
Due to a decrease in both new vehicle registrations and mini-vehicle sales, total Japan domestic auto sales for the first six months of 2007, experienced a year-on-year decline for the fifth consecutive year (since the first six months of 2003).

New vehicle registrations in the first six months of 2007, experienced a year-on-year decline for the fifth consecutive year (since the first six months of 2003).

Sales of mini-vehicles in the first six months of 2007, experienced a year-on-year decline for the first time in four years (since the first six months of 2003).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s third best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the first six months of 2007, with sales of 46,955 units. Stream was the industry’s eighth best selling car, with sales of 32,592.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s sixth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the first six months of 2007, with sales of 44,793 units.

<Exports from Japan>
June 2007
Due mainly to a decline in exports to Europe, total exports from Japan in June experienced a year-on-year decline for the first time in 13 months (since May 2006).

Calendar Year 2007(January – June)
Due mainly to increased exports to North America and Asia, total exports from Japan for the first six months of 2007, experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since the first six months of 2002) and set an all-time record for the first six months.

PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS
(for the first six months of 2007)


Production
  June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2007)
*1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2007
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
Units vs'06
  Domestic
(CBU + CKD)
115,109
-4.8%
675,817
+4.4%
331,015
+4.1%
  Overseas
(CBU only)
225,291
+9.2%
1,280,280
+9.3%
649,965
+9.3%
Worldwide Total
340,400
+4.0%
1,956,097
+7.6%
980,980
+7.5%


Production by Region
  June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2007)
*1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2007
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  North America
124,339
+1.6%
741,852
+3.1%
370,404
+3.9%
  (USA)
87,814
+4.5%
527,629
+4.2%
262,409
+5.9%
  Europe
20,235
+21.8%
115,441
+16.7%
57,445
+22.0%
  Asia
68,783
+18.5%
363,992
+18.7%
188,743
+13.0%
  (China)
40,339
+24.5%
207,266
+28.1%
108,006
+22.2%
  Others
11,934
+29.0%
58,995
+29.2%
33,373
+38.7%
Overseas Total
225,291
+9.2%
1,280,280
+9.3%
649,965
+9.3%


Japan Domestic Sales
Vehicle type June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2007)
*1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2007
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  Registrations
34,011
-8.2%
201,056
-5.6%
89,366
-2.8%
  Mini - Vehicles
24,547
-17.1%
120,611
-12.9%
58,768
-21.9%
Honda Brand Total
58,558
-12.2%
321,667
-8.5%
148,134
-11.4%


Export from Japan
  June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan-June 2007)
*1st Quarter
Fiscal Year 2007
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  North America
32,241
+9.3%
195,292
+14.6%
96,474
+13.2%
  (USA)
30,695
+30.5%
184,608
+24.3%
90,979
+26.3%
  Europe
8,025
-41.6%
59,190
-17.6%
24,110
-23.9%
  Asia
2,746
+103.6%
12,764
+31.8%
7,785
+62.7%
  Others
12,195
-0.2%
72,132
+19.6%
38,114
+9.2%
Total
55,207
-2.8%
339.378
+8.7%
166,483
+6.3%
*(April/01/2007~June/30/2007)