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July 25, 2012

Honda Sets All-Time June Record for Worldwide Production and Achieves All-Time Accumulated Sales Record in Japanese Mini-Vehicle Category for the First Half of Year 2012

July 25, 2012 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of June 2012.

Worldwide Production

  June 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Japan 92,021 +112.6% 587,217 +120.4%
  Outside of Japan 278,295* +122.5% 1,575,598 +52.0%
Worldwide Total 370,316* +119.9% 2,162,815 +66.0%

* Record high for month of June

Production Outside of Japan

  June 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 145,979* +132.1% 894,196 +75.1%
  (USA) 105,597* +131.9% 646,665 +70.4%
  Europe 12,503 +132.7% 82,361 +62.2%
  Asia 105,288* +103.6% 520,787 +24.8%
  (China) 64,561* +79.6% 350,494 +26.5%
  Others 14,525 +185.5% 78,254 +36.3%
Overseas Total 278,295* +122.5% 1,575,598 +52.0%

* Record high for month of June

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

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

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since January 2012), setting record high production for the month of June.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type June 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Registrations 45,159 +50.4% 269,234 +53.2%
  Mini-Vehicles 29,843 +241.2% 161,680 +151.0%
Honda Brand Total 75,002 +93.4% 430,914 +79.4%

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth 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 June 2012 with sales of 22,070 units. Freed was the industry's fifth best-selling car with sales of 11,067 units. Step WGN was the industry's seventh best-selling car with 8,626 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of June 2012 with sales of 23,091 units.

Furthermore, Honda has achieved the all-time record for the mini-vehicle category for the first half of year 2012.

Exports from Japan

  June 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 11,180 +47.4% 84,660 +32.3%
  (USA) 10,962 +54.0% 82,761 +35.3%
  Europe 1,092 -29.0% 13,807 +15.7%
  Asia 2,227 +85.0% 23,538 +203.3%
  Others 2,703 +20.9% 25,487 +82.8%
Total 17,202 +36.9% 147,492 +51.1%

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

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