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

December 24, 2010 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2010.

<Production>
Production in Japan for the month of November 2010 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since September 2010).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 13th consecutive month (since November 2009). This includes record production in Asia and China for the month of November.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since December 2009).

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of November 2010 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since September 2010).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since September 2010).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since October 2010).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November 2010 with sales of 16,677 units. Freed was the industry's fourth best-selling car with sales of 6,435 units. Step WGN was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,041 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's seventh best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2010, with sales of 3,962 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Total exports from Japan in November 2010 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since September 2010).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  Japan
87,511
+2.4%
908,850
+20.4%
  Outside of Japan
229,962
+6.6%
2,446,490
+24.1%
Worldwide Total
317,473
+5.4%
3,355,340
+23.1%


Production Outside of Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  North America
108,577
+8.4%
1,199,565
+27.5%
  (USA)
80,423
+14.5%
885,116
+34.6%
  Europe
13,199
+16.4%
129,228
+93.8%
  Asia
94,922
+5.0%
974,415
+18.8%
  (China)
61,955
+2.7%
613,101
+13.3%
  Others
13,264
-4.4%
143,282
-0.2%
Overseas Total
229,962
+6.6%
2,446,490
+24.1%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  Registrations
32,290
-37.6%
457,632
+10.5%
  Mini-Vehicles
9,141
-33.5%
147,703
+0.7%
Honda Brand Total
41,431
-36.8%
605,335
+7.9%


Export from Japan
  November Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  North America
16,941
+131.8%
179,273
+30.8%
  (USA)
15,987
+146.2%
167,984
+31.6%
  Europe
2,923
+21.8%
38,858
-33.8%
  Asia
953
-22.4%
12,937
+17.2%
  Others
4,790
+18.8%
46,963
+54.3%
Total
25,607
+71.1%
278,031
+17.2%