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May 28, 2012

Honda Sets All-Time April Records for Automobile Production Outside of Japan and Worldwide

May 28, 2012 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2012.

Worldwide Production

  April 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Japan 87,049 +514.4% 421,153 +123.5%
  Outside of Japan 264,614* +112.5% 1,014,280 +25.5%
Worldwide Total 351,663* +153.6% 1,435,433 +44.0%

* Record high for month of April

Production Outside of Japan

  April 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 137,067* +155.6% 597,309 +53.9%
  (USA) 97,497* +154.5% 433,214 +48.5%
  Europe 11,531 +120.3% 53,947 +33.7%
  Asia 102,195* +90.7% 314,690 -5.7%
  (China) 61,330* +60.8% 231,967 +6.0%
  Others 13,821 +14.6% 48,334 +4.5%
Overseas Total 264,614* +112.5% 1,014,280 +25.5%

* Record high for month of April

Production in Japan for the month of April 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since December 2011).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record production for the month of April. This includes all-time monthly records for April production in North America, USA, Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2012), and also setting record production for the month of April.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type April 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Registrations 30,553 +61.5% 192,505 +54.7%
  Mini-Vehicles 24,947 +205.5% 105,488 +119.5%
Honda Brand Total 55,500 +104.9% 297,993 +72.8%

Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of April 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2012).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2012).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of April 2012 with sales of 16,159 units. Freed was the industry’s fourth best-selling car with sales of 7,828 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of April 2012 with sales of 16,928 units.

Exports from Japan

  April 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 11,671 +156.8% 61,814 +23.5%
  (USA) 11,352 +160.3% 60,376 +25.0%
  Europe 3,224 +318.7% 9,883 +4.9%
  Asia 3,939 +4181.5% 18,448 +221.1%
  Others 3,143 +194.6% 19,166 +80.7%
Total 21,977 +239.5% 109,311 +44.1%

Total exports from Japan in April 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2012).

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