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Honda Sets Record for Worldwide Production for the month of November and All-Time Monthly Production Record for Regions Outside Japan

TOKYO, Japan, December 26, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2007, including a record for worldwide production for the month of November and an all-time record for any month for 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 third consecutive month (since September 2007).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 28th consecutive month (since August 2005).

Worldwide production also experienced a year-on-year increase for the 28th consecutive month (since August 2005).

Honda set an all-time record for any month for production in regions outside of Japan as well as production in Asia Oceania and China. Worldwide production, as well as production in North America and Europe, marked an all-time record for the month of November.

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total domestic sales for the month of November experienced a year-on-year decline for the 11th consecutive month (since January 2007).

Due to strong sales of the all-new Fit, new vehicle registrations in November experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in seven months (since April 2007).

Sales of mini-vehicles in November experienced a year-on-year decline for the ninth consecutive month (since March 2007).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November, with sales of 18,138 units.  StepWGN had sales of 5,036 units.  

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s fourth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of November, with sales of 7,767 units.  Zest was the industry’s tenth best-selling mini-vehicle with sales of 2,971 units.

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


PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS (November 2007)

Worldwide Production
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  Japan
119,269
-5.7%
1,222,111
+0.5%
  Outside of Japan
243,777
+20.5%
2,390,750
+12.0%
Worldwide Total
363,046
+10.4%
3,612,861
+7.8%


Production Outside of Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  North America
128,364
+7.5%
1,337,754
+3.6%
  (USA)
88,536
+8.8%
948,314
+4.6%
  Europe
24,128
+58.7%
221,338
+28.5%
  Asia
77,021
+30.3%
712,569
+22.3%
  (China)
51,869
+48.0%
420,610
+30.8%
  Others
14,264
+65.7%
119,089
+35.7%
Overseas Total
243,777
+20.5%
2,390,750
+12.0%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  Registrations
37,571
-15.8%
361,203
-5.7%
  Mini - Vehicles
18,039
-29.1%
204,525
-20.1%
Honda Brand Total
55,610
-3.9%
565,728
-11.5%


Export from Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  North America
29,281
+9.9%
373,725
+17.0%
  (USA)
27,628
+10.2%
351,796
+21.7%
  Europe
12,942
-3.6%
111,143
-8.1%
  Asia
3,565
+42.8%
26,756
+53.0%
  Others
13,522
+15.8%
132,504
+21.0%
Total
59,310
+9.3%
644,128
+13.6%