Honda-The Power of Dreams
Production, Sales and Exports Results in January, 2009

TOKYO, Japan, February 25, 2009– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2009.

<Production>
Production in Japan for the month of January 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since November 2008).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since October 2008).

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for thethird consecutive month (since November 2008).

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total domestic sales for the month of January 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since November 2008).

New vehicle registrations in January experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since November 2008).

Sales of mini-vehicles in January experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since December 2008).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January 2009, with sales of 8,723 units. Freed was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 4,242 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of January 2009, with sales of 6,826 units. Zest was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 2,710 units.  

<Exports from Japan>
Total exports from Japan in January 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since October 2008).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
  January
Units
vs.'08
  Japan
77,224
-23.0%
  Outside of Japan
149,327
-37.9%
Worldwide Total
226,551
-33.5%


Production Outside of Japan
  January
Units
vs.'08
  North America
73,024
-45.5%
  (USA)
47,246
-50.1%
  Europe
11,514
-50.8%
  Asia
54,314
-20.1%
  (China)
35,970
-5.8%
  Others
10,475
-30.2%
Overseas Total
149,327
-37.9%


Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type January
Units
vs.'08
  Registrations
22,082
-30.7%
  Mini-Vehicles
12,078
-5.0%
Honda Brand Total
34,160
-23.4%


Exports from Japan
  January
Units
vs.'08
  North America
14,236
-59.9%
  (USA)
12,731
-62.4%
  Europe
11,367
+54.0%
  Asia
1,549
-57.4%
  Others
5,782
-60.9%
Total
32,934
-46.3%