Honda-The Power of Dreams
Honda Sets All-Time November Record for Auto Production in Asia and China

December 22, 2009–Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2009.

<Production>
Production in Japan for the month of November 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 13th consecutive month (since November 2008).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 14 months (since September 2008), including record production in Asia and China for the month of November.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 13th consecutive month (since November 2008).

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of November 2009, experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since July 2009).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since April 2009).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th 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 November 2009, with sales of 17,178 units. Insight was the industry’s fifth best-selling car with sales of 9,413 units. Freed was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 9,239 units.@Step WGN was the industry’s tenth best-selling car with sales of 7,501 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry’s seventh best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2009, with sales of 5,943 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Total exports from Japan in November 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 14th consecutive month (since October 2008).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Japan
85,479
-25.4%
754,607
-34.7%
  Outside of Japan
215,778
+2.0%
1,971,253
-21.9%
Worldwide Total
301,257
-7.6%
2,725,860
-25.9%


Production Outside of Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
100,204
-3.4%
940,735
-29.5%
  (USA)
70,253
+4.8%
657,778
-28.9%
  Europe
11,336
-40.9%
66,664
-69.5%
  Asia
90,363
+22.4%
820,218
+2.6%
  (China)
60,330
+38.0%
540,985
+12.5%
  Others
13,875
-6.8%
143,636
-16.1%
Overseas Total
215,778
+2.0%
1,971,253
-21.9%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Registrations
51,784
+75.9%
414,076
+4.5%
  Mini Vehicles
13,749
-30.2%
146,684
-19.7%
Honda Brand Total
65,533
+33.4%
560,760
-3.1%


Export from Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
7,307
-66.1%
137,021
-56.9%
  (USA)
6,493
-66.1%
127,638
-57.0%
  Europe
2,400
-85.5%
58,666
-53.2%
  Asia
1,228
-40.8%
11,038
-69.5%
  Others
4,032
-68.1%
30,432
-74.4%
Total
14,967
-71.6%
237,157
-60.4%