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CorporateJapanNovember 27, 2007

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


TOKYO, Japan, November 27, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd., 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%


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