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August 29, 2012

Honda Sets All-Time July Record for Worldwide Production and Achieves All-Time Monthly Record for Asian Production

August 29, 2012 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2012.

Worldwide Production

  July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Japan 88,410 +24.9% 675,627 +100.3%
  Outside of Japan 256,770* +88.9% 1,832,368 +56.3%
Worldwide Total 345,180* +67.0% 2,507,995 +66.2%

* Record high for month of July

Production Outside of Japan

  July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 107,275 +117.5% 1,001,471 +78.8%
  (USA) 75,184 +100.2% 721,849 +73.1%
  Europe 17,478 +200.4% 99,839 +76.4%
  Asia 117,482*1 +56.4% 638,269 +29.6%
  (China) 69,310*2 +27.7% 419,804 +26.7%
  Others 14,535 +156.9% 92,789 +47.2%
Overseas Total 256,770*2 +88.9% 1,832,368 +56.3%

*1 Record high for any month
*2 Record high for month of July

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of July. This includes an all-time monthly record for July production in China, and an all-time monthly record production for any month in Asia.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Registrations 45,625 +35.3% 314,859 +50.3%
  Mini-Vehicles 28,981 +168.2% 190,661 +153.4%
Honda Brand Total 74,606 +67.6% 505,520 +77.6%

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh 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 July 2012 with sales of 24,157 units. Freed was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 9,905 units. Step WGN was the industry's eighth best-selling car with 7,950 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2012 with sales of 21,837 units.

Exports from Japan

  July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 10,725 -26.6% 95,385 +21.4%
  (USA) 10,638 -25.5% 93,399 +23.8%
  Europe 1,168 -74.8% 14,975 -9.6%
  Asia 1,547 +38.2% 25,085 +182.5%
  Others 1,797 +16.3% 27,284 +76.2%
Total 15,237 -30.5% 162,729 +36.2%

Total exports from Japan in July 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in seven months.

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