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July 25, 2011

Production, Sales and Export Results in First Six Months of 2011

July 25, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of June and the first six months of 2011.

Worldwide Production

  June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jun. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  Japan 43,289 -50.6% 266,473 -45.7%
  Outside of Japan 125,084 -42.1% 1,036,234 -20.9%
Worldwide Total 168,373 -44.5% 1,302,707 -27.7%

Production Outside of Japan

  June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jun. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  North America 62,900 -38.5% 510,649 -21.8%
  (USA) 45,531 -39.0% 379,391 -21.1%
  Europe 5,373 -50.6% 50,781 -26.9%
  Asia 51,723 -43.9% 417,408 -18.5%
  (China) 35,950 -32.1% 276,964 -13.0%
  Others 5,088 -52.0% 57,396 -23.7%
Overseas Total 125,084 -42.1% 1,036,234 -20.9%

June 2011

Production in Japan for the month of June 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the seventh consecutive month (since December 2010).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since March 2011).

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth consecutive month (since February 2011).

The First Half of Calendar Year 2011 (January - June)

Production in Japan for the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

Production in regions outside of Japan for the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

Worldwide production for the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jun. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  Registrations 30,033 -32.3% 175,743 -30.1%
  Mini-Vehicles 8,747 -45.1% 64,423 -26.5%
Honda Brand Total 38,780 -35.7% 240,166 -29.2%

June 2011

Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of June 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the tenth consecutive month (since September 2010).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since March 2011).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of June 2011 with sales of 16,321 units. Step WGN was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,130 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's seventh best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of June 2011 with sales of 4,825 units.

The First Half of Calendar Year 2011 (January - June)

Total Japan domestic auto sales for the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

New vehicle registrations in the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

Sales of mini-vehicles in the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the first six months of 2011 with sales of 88,282 units. Freed was the industry's fifth best-selling car with sales of 33,266 units. Step WGN was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 25,290 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's sixth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the first six months of 2011 with sales of 36,745 units.

Export from Japan

  June Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jun. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  North America 7,583 -65.6% 63,973 -29.5%
  (USA) 7,117 -64.9% 61,177 -25.4%
  Europe 1,539 -46.6% 11,930 -46.6%
  Asia 1,204 -39.6% 7,760 -6.3%
  Others 2,235 -51.1% 13,939 -45.2%
Total 12,561 -60.2% 97,602 -33.5%

June 2011

Total exports from Japan in June 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since March 2011).

The First Half of Calendar Year 2011 (January - June)

Total exports from Japan for the first six months of 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2009).

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