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November 27, 2007

Honda Sets All-Time Record for Worldwide Production for Any Month

November 27, 2007 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October, including all-time records for any month for worldwide auto production and production in regions outside of Japan.

<Production>

Due to a decrease in production for the domestic market, production in Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since September 2007). 

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 27th consecutive month (since August 2005). 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 27th consecutive month (since August 2005). 

Honda sets an all-time record for any month for production in regions outside of Japan and worldwide production, as well as production in North America and Europe. The production in Asia and China marked an all-time record for the month of October.

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>

Total domestic sales for the month of October experienced a year-on-year decline for the tenth consecutive month (since January 2007). 

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

Sales of mini-vehicles in October experienced a year-on-year decline for the eighth 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 October, with sales of 8,336 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's sixth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of October, with sales of 5,460 units. Zest was the industry's ninth best-selling mini-vehicle with sales of 3,321 units.

<Exports from Japan>

Due mainly to an increase in exports to North America and Asia, total exports from Japan in October experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since July 2007).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS (October 2007)

Worldwide Production

  October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
Japan 120,585 -1.8% 1,102,842 +1.2%
Outside of Japan 242,947 +21.3% 2,146,989 +11.1%
Worldwide Total 363,532 +12.5% 3,249,831 +7.5%

Production Outside of Japan

  October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
North America 134,428 +9.6% 1,209,390 +3.2%
(USA) 95,852 +9.5% 859,778 +4.2%
Europe 26,141 +88.9% 197,210 +25.6%
Asia 67,818 +23.5% 635,564 +21.4%
(China) 40,886 +23.3% 368,757 +28.7%
Others 14,560 +65.2% 104,825 +32.4%
Overseas Total 242,947 +21.3% 2,146,989 +11.1%

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
Registrations 30,341 -6.3% 323,632 -7.7%
Mini - Vehicles 14,382 -20.3% 186,486 -19.1%
Honda Brand Total 44,723 -11.3% 510,118 -12.2%

Export from Japan

  October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
North America 39,594 +10.8% 344,444 +17.7%
(USA) 37,000 +8.6% 324,168 +22.8%
Europe 6,963 -29.4% 98,201 -8.6%
Asia 3,151 +161.7% 23,191 +54.8%
Others 13,858 +29.8% 118,982 +21.6%
Total 63,566 +10.6% 584,818 +14.0%