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August 30, 2011

Production, Sales and Export Results in July, 2011

August 30, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2011.

Worldwide Production

  July 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jul. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  Japan 70,809 -18.5% 337,282 -41.6%
  Outside of Japan 135,918 -40.4% 1,172,160 -23.8%
Worldwide Total 206,727 -34.4% 1,509,442 -28.7%

Production Outside of Japan

  July 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jul. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  North America 49,323 -51.6% 559,980 -25.8%
  (USA) 37,555 -49.3% 416,954 -24.9%
  Europe 5,818 -42.6% 56,599 -28.9%
  Asia 75,119 -29.0% 492,527 -20.3%
  (China) 54,289 -19.4% 331,253 -14.1%
  Others 5,658 -44.0% 63,054 -26.1%
Overseas Total 135,918 -40.4% 1,172,160 -23.8%

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

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

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

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type July 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jul. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  Registrations 33,709 -33.2% 209,452 -30.6%
  Mini-Vehicles 10,805 -25.6% 75,228 -26.4%
Honda Brand Total 44,514 -31.5% 284,680 -29.6%

Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of July 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since September 2010).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since September 2010).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth 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 July 2011 with sales of 20,753 units. Freed was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 5,636 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's sixth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2011 with sales of 6,207 units.

Export from Japan

  July 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Jul. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  North America 14,614 -26.9% 78,587 -29.0%
  (USA) 14,285 -27.0% 75,462 -25.7%
  Europe 4,638 +52.6% 16,568 -34.7%
  Asia 1,119 +11.3% 8,879 -4.4%
  Others 1,545 -50.4% 15,484 -45.8%
Total 21,916 -19.3% 119,518 -31.3%

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

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