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December 21, 2012

Honda Sets November Monthly Records for Overseas and North American Production

December 21, 2012 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2012.

Worldwide Production

  November 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Japan 71,978 +32.3% 969,319 +56.9%
  Outside of Japan 247,393* +47.6% 2,855,633 +42.1%
Worldwide Total 319,371 +43.9% 3,824,952 +45.6%

* Record high for month of November

Production Outside of Japan

  November 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 142,024* +67.5% 1,578,107 +58.0%
  (USA) 100,651* +73.4% 1,135,638 +51.8%
  Europe 16,549 +257.8% 152,555 +64.0%
  Asia 73,897 +1.0% 969,874 +17.3%
  (China) 26,592 -59.9% 573,326 -0.2%
  Others 14,923 +198.3% 155,097 +69.8%
Overseas Total 247,393* +47.6% 2,855,633 +42.1%

* Record high for month of November

Production in Japan for the month of November 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three months (since August 2012).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of November. This includes record high production for the month of November in both North America and the United States.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since January 2012).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type November 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  Registrations 19,541 -40.4% 404,969 +16.5%
  Mini-Vehicles 30,602 +275.4% 295,399 +158.0%
Honda Brand Total 50,143 +22.5% 700,368 +51.6%

Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of November 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three months (since August 2012).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th 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 November 2012 with sales of 9,319 units. Freed was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,418 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2012 with sales of 16,407 units. N-ONE was the industry's fifth best-selling car with sales of 9,674 units.

Exports from Japan

  November 2012 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2012)
Units vs.'11 Units vs.'11
  North America 11,793 -18.5% 124,179 -13.9%
  (USA) 11,722 -15.7% 121,566 -12.9%
  Europe 615 -75.7% 17,957 -41.3%
  Asia 245 -48.1% 30,354 +148.1%
  Others 1,275 -26.5% 31,527 +35.5%
Total 13,928 -27.5% 204,017 -3.0%

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

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