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CorporateJapanNovember 27, 2008

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Record for Worldwide Production


TOKYO, Japan, November 27, 2008– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic market sales, and export results for the month of October 2008, including all-time records for any month for worldwide auto production.

<Production>
Production in Japan for the month of October 2008 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since September 2008), setting an all-time record for the month of October.

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since August 2008), although production in North America set an all-time record for any month and production in Asia and China set all-time records for the month of October.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since September 2008), setting an all-time record for any month.

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Due to strong sales of Fit and Freed, total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of October 2008, experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since August 2008).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since November 2007).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the eighth consecutive month (since March 2008).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2008, with sales of 12,188 units. Freed was the industry's fourth best-selling car with sales of 8,037 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's sixth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2008, with sales of 5,379 units. Zest was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 2,969 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Total exports from Japan in October 2008 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since August 2008).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
  October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units
vs.07
Units
vs.07
  Japan
126,134
+4.6%
1,041,708
-5.5%
  Outside of Japan
242,111
-0.2%
2,312,175
+7.7%
Worldwide Total
368,245
+1.4%
3,353,883
+3.2%


Production Outside of Japan
  October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units
vs.07
Units
vs.07
  North America
135,264
+0.6%
1,231,092
+1.8%
  (USA)
95,644
-0.2%
857,744
-0.2%
  Europe
21,640
-17.2%
199,329
+1.1%
  Asia
70,276
+4.1%
725,534
+14.2%
  (China)
42,332
+4.3%
436,979
+18.6%
  Others
14,931
+2.5%
156,220
+49.0%
Overseas Total
242,111
-0.2%
2,312,175
+7.7%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units
vs.07
Units
vs.07
  Registrations
33,418
+10.1%
366,629
+13.3%
  Mini Vehicles
12,306
-14.4%
162,982
-12.6%
Honda Brand Total
45,724
+2.2%
529,611
+3.8%


Export from Japan
  October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units
vs.07
Units
vs.07
  North America
29,649
-25.1%
296,493
-13.9%
  (USA)
26,084
-29.5%
277,372
-14.4%
  Europe
18,550
+166.4%
108,870
+10.9%
  Asia
3,609
+14.5%
34,140
+47.2%
  Others
11,640
-16.0%
106,163
-10.8%
Total
63,448
-0.2%
545,666
-6.7%


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