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

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

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

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

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

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total domestic sales for the month of May 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since March 2009).

Due to strong sales of Insight and Fit, new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since April 2009).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May 2009, with sales of 8,859 units. Insight was the industry’s third best-selling car with sales of 8,183 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of May 2009, with sales of 4,633 units. Zest was the industry’s tenth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of May 2009, with sales of 2,176 units.

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

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS (May 2009)

Worldwide Production
  May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Japan
52,663
-43.0%
303,343
-38.5%
  Outside of Japan
142,422
-36.5%
758,906
-35.2%
Worldwide Total
195,085
-38.4%
1,062,249
-36.2%


Production Outside of Japan
  May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
65,748
-44.8%
371,510
-40.6%
  (USA)
45,382
-44.2%
252,135
-42.3%
  Europe
0
-
11,514
-89.0%
  Asia
65,299
-13.1%
318,801
-12.3%
  (China)
44,352
-4.3%
211,855
-3.9%
  Others
11,375
-24.1%
57,081
-26.9%
Overseas Total
142,422
-36.5%
758,906
-35.2%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Registrations
28,112
+4.5%
157,905
-16.0%
  Mini Vehicles
9,413
-27.9%
73,034
-17.9%
Honda Brand Total
37,525
-6.1%
230,939
-16.6%


Export from Japan
  May Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
10,898
-65.3%
66,204
-59.5%
  (USA)
10,461
-65.4%
59,083
-62.1%
  Europe
5,086
-48.1%
34,569
-4.3%
  Asia
703
-67.8%
4,997
-69.0%
  Others
1,469
-83.2%
13,581
-74.6%
Total
18,156
-65.2%
119,351
-55.6%