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October 26, 2012

Production, Sales and Export Results in the First Half of FY2013

October 26, 2012 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the first half of the current fiscal year (April - September 2012) and the month of September 2012.

Worldwide Production

  1st Half Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2013 September 2012
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'11
  Japan 483,184 +64.2% 72,200 -3.6%
  Outside of Japan 1,592,494 +70.0% 246,863* +1.4%
Worldwide Total 2,075,678 +68.6% 319,063 +0.2%

*Record high for month of September

Production Outside of Japan

  1st Half Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2013 September 2012
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'11
  North America 814,670 +79.3% 124,627* +4.4%
  (USA) 580,642 +68.4% 86,487 -4.7%
  Europe 78,502 +100.5% 13,708 +6.5%
  Asia 609,896 +52.8% 94,676 -9.0%
  (China) 349,795 +29.5% 50,735 -20.7%
  Others 89,426 +102.2% 13,852 +94.1%
Overseas Total 1,592,494 +70.0% 246,863* +1.4%

*Record high for month of September

The First Half of Current Fiscal Year (April - September 2012)

Production in Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

Production in regions outside of Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

September 2012

Production in Japan for the month of September 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 10 months (since November 2011).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting an all-time record for the month of September. This includes record production in North America for the month of September.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since January 2012).

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type 1st Half Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2013 September 2012
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'11
  Registrations 203,472 +17.7% 26,193 -39.7%
  Mini-Vehicles 160,370 +185.6% 27,174 +124.7%
Honda Brand Total 363,842 +58.8% 53,367 -3.9%

The First Half of Current Fiscal Year (April - September 2012)

Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

New vehicle registrations for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

Sales of mini-vehicles for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the first half of the current fiscal year with sales of 101,683 units. Freed was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 48,805 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N Box was the industry's best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the first half of the current fiscal year with sales of 118,437 units.

September 2012

Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of September 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in nine months (since December 2011).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since August 2012).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's fourth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of September 2012 with sales of 12,511 units. Freed was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 6,230 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N Box was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of September 2012 with sales of 19,915 units.

Exports from Japan

  1st Half Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2013 September 2012
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'11
  North America 58,324 -0.5% 5,150 -60.5%
  (USA) 56,965 +1.0% 4,763 -61.7%
  Europe 9,448 -41.7% 688 -88.4%
  Asia 14,695 +177.0% 2,528 +58.8%
  Others 13,408 +37.8% 1,323 -33.0%
Total 95,875 +6.7% 9,689 -57.0%

The First Half of Current Fiscal Year (April - September 2012)

Total exports from Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011).

September 2012

Total exports from Japan in September 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since July 2012).

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