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December 22, 2011

Honda Sets All-Time November Record for Automobile Production in China

December 22, 2011- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2011.

Worldwide Automobile Production

  November 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
Japan 54,403 -37.8% 617,958 -32.0%
Outside of Japan 167,573 -27.1% 2,009,837 -17.9%
Worldwide Total 221,976 -30.1% 2,627,795 -21.7%

Automobile Production Outside of Japan

  November 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
North America 84,812   
-21.9% 998,946 -16.7%
(USA) 58,040   
-27.8% 748,144 -15.5%
Europe 4,625   
-65.0% 93,036 -28.0%
Asia 73,132   
-23.0% 826,521 -15.2%
(China) 66,331 * +7.1% 574,523 -6.3%
Others 5,004   
-62.3% 91,334 -36.3%
Overseas Total 167,573   
-27.1% 2,009,837 -17.9%

*Record high for month of November

Production in Japan for the month of November 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since September 2011).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since October 2011) despite all-time November record for production in China.

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

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type November 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
Registrations 32,773 +1.5% 347,535 -24.1%
Mini-Vehicles 8,152 -10.8% 114,502 -22.5%
Honda Brand Total 40,925 -1.2% 462,037 -23.7%

Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of November 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since September 2011).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since September 2011).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November 2011 with sales of 16,399 units. Freed was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 6,367 units. Step WGN was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 5,586 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's eighth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2011 with sales of 4,865 units.

Automobile Exports from Japan

  November 2011 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2011)
Units vs.'10 Units vs.'10
North America 14,466 -14.6% 144,307 -19.5%
(USA) 13,908 -13.0% 139,649 -16.9%
Europe 2,530 -13.4% 30,566 -21.3%
Asia 472 -50.5% 12,234 -5.4%
Others 1,734 -63.8% 23,267 -50.5%
Total 19,202 -25.0% 210,374 -24.3%

Total exports from Japan in November 2011 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since September 2011).