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September 28, 2011

Honda Sets All-Time August Record for Auto Production in Asia and China

September 28, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of August 2011.

Worldwide Production

  August 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Aug. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  Japan 56,356 -17.2% 393,638 -39.1%
  Outside of Japan 205,168 -6.8% 1,377,329 -21.7%
Worldwide Total 261,524 -9.3% 1,770,967 -26.3%

Production Outside of Japan

  August 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Aug. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  North America 109,397 -5.0% 669,378 -23.0%
  (USA) 90,538 +6.1% 507,492 -20.7%
  Europe 4,814 -52.5% 61,413 -31.6%
  Asia 82,727* +3.6% 575,254 -17.6%
  (China) 55,567* +17.7% 386,820 -10.7%
  Others 8,230 -45.2% 71,284 -28.9%
Overseas Total 205,168 -6.8% 1,377,329 -21.7%

* Record high for month of August

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

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

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

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type August 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Aug. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  Registrations 25,544 -49.1% 234,996 -33.3%
  Mini-Vehicles 8,723 -41.1% 83,951 -28.2%
Honda Brand Total 34,267 -47.3% 318,947 -32.0%

Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of August 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since September 2010).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since September 2010).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the sixth 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 August 2011 with sales of 16,868 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's ninth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of August 2011 with sales of 4,162 units.

Export from Japan

  August 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Aug. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
  North America 12,481 -35.4% 91,068 -29.9%
  (USA) 12,432 -33.4% 87,894 -26.9%
  Europe 2,371 -34.5% 18,939 -34.7%
  Asia 488 -37.7% 9,367 -7.0%
  Others 1,814 -52.9% 17,298 -46.6%
Total 17,154 -37.8% 136,672 -32.2%

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

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