|Honda Achieves Record Monthly Overseas and Worldwide Auto Production|
|TOKYO, Japan, August 28, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2007, including an all-time record for overseas and worldwide auto production for the month of July.
Domestic production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since June 2007).
Due to increased production in North America, Europe and Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 24th consecutive month (since August 2005).
Due to the increase in overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 24th consecutive month (since August 2005).
Honda set an all-time record for the month of July for overseas production and worldwide production, as well as production in North America, the U.S., Europe, Asia and China.
<Japan Domestic Sales>
Due to a decrease in new vehicle registrations and sales of mini-vehicles, total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decline for the seventh consecutive month (since January 2007).
Vehicle registrations in July experienced a year-on-year decline for the third consecutive month (since May 2007).
Sales of mini-vehicles in July experienced a year-on-year decline for the fifth 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 July, with sales of 7,282 units. Stream was the industry’s tenth best selling car with sales of 5,562 units.
<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s sixth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of July with sales of 5,361 units. Sales of Zest totaled 3,152 units.
<Exports from Japan>
Due mainly to a increase in exports to North America and Asia, total exports from Japan in July experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since May 2007).
PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (July 2007)
Production by Region
Japan Domestic Market Sales
Export from Japan