Honda-The Power of Dreams
Production, Sales and Export Results in April, 2009

TOKYO, Japan, May 28, 2009– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2009.

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

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

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

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total domestic sales for the month of April 2009 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in six months (since October 2008).

Due to strong sales of Insight and Fit, new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in six months (since October 2008).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Insight was the industry’s best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of April 2009, with sales of 10,481units. Fit was the industry’s second best-selling car with 9,443 units. Freed was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with 4,591 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of April 2009, with sales of 6,902 units. Zest was the industry’s seventh best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of April 2009, with sales of 3,598 units.

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

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS (April 2009)

Worldwide Production
  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Japan
57,066
-37.5%
250,680
-37.5%
  Outside of Japan
174,333
-26.7%
616,484
-34.9%
Worldwide Total
231,399
-29.7%
867,164
-35.7%


Production Outside of Japan
  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
96,183
-23.8%
305,762
-39.6%
  (USA)
67,230
-22.2%
206,753
-41.8%
  Europe
0
-
11,514
-87.1%
  Asia
67,225
-7.2%
253,502
-12.1%
  (China)
45,744
-2.2%
167,503
-3.8%
  Others
10,925
-36.7%
45,706
-27.6%
Overseas Total
174,333
-26.7%
616,484
-34.9%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Registrations
32,373
+4.0%
129,793
-19.4%
  Mini Vehicles
13,687
-3.0%
63,621
-16.1%
Honda Brand Total
46,060
+1.8%
193,414
-18.4%


Export from Japan
  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
7,825
-76.7%
55,306
-58.1%
  (USA)
6,737
-78.6%
48,622
-61.3%
  Europe
6,007
-26.6%
29,483
+12.0%
  Asia
564
-77.3%
4,294
-69.2%
  Others
2,022
-81.9%
12,112
-72.9%
Total
16,418
-70.4%
101,195
-53.4%