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December 17, 2008

2008 Honda SALES & PRODUCTION FORECAST

< Motorcycles>

Unit (thousands)

  2007
2008
Jan-Dec
Result
Jan-Dec
Forecast
% Change
Global Sales 13,476 15,125* 112%
  Domestic 331 248 75%
  Overseas 13,145 14,877* 113%
    North America 470 402 86%
    South America 1,534 1,732* 113%
    Europe, the Middle & Near East and Africa 377 344 91%
    Asia and Oceania 9,596 11,042* 115%
    China 1,166 1,354* 116%
Global Production 13,658 15,396* 113%
  Domestic 482 354 73%
  Overseas 13,176 15,042* 114%

*New record

  • Motorcycles: including ATVs
  • North America: including Mexico
  • Domestic production: Completely built unit (CBU) + complete knock-down (CKD)
  • Overseas production: CBU at local plants (excluding CKD)

< Automobiles >

Unit (thousands)

  2007
2008
Jan-Dec
Result
Jan-Dec
Forecast
% Change
Global Sales 3,767 3,778* 100%
  Domestic 621 622 100%
    Registrations 398 422 106%
    Mini vehicles 223 200 89%
  Overseas 3,145 3,156* 100%
    North America 1,776 1,659* 93%
      (U.S. only) 1,551 1,430* 92%
    South America 117 157* 134%
    Europe, the Middle & Near East and Africa 480 494* 103%
      (Europe) 376 380* 101%
    Asia and Oceania 343 367* 107%
    China 428 478* 112%
Global Production 3,911 3,966* 101%
  Domestic 1,331 1,265 95%
  Overseas 2,579 2,700* 105%
Export sales from Japan 707 652 92%

*New record

  • North America: including Mexico
  • Europe: West/Central/East Europe + Russia and Ukraine
  • Domestic production: CBU + CKD
  • Overseas production: CBU at local plants (excluding CKD)
  • Export sales from Japan: CBU + CKD

<Power Products>

Unit (thousands)

  2007
2008
Jan-Dec
Result
Jan-Dec
Forecast
% Change
Global Sales 6,092 5,672 93%
  Domestic 535 564* 105%
  Overseas 5,556 5,108 92%

*New record