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April 24, 2013

Honda Sets All-Time Fiscal Year Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Outside of Japan, in North America, and Asia

April 24, 2013 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 as well as for the month of March 2013.

Worldwide Production

  Fiscal Year 2013
('12 Apr.-'13 Mar.)
March 2013
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'12
  Japan 876,039 +0.6% 61,666 -48.5%
  Outside of Japan 3,180,102*1 +40.5% 295,693*2 +5.5%
Worldwide Total 4,056,141*1 +29.4% 357,359 -10.7%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for any month

Production Outside of Japan

  Fiscal Year 2013
('12 Apr.-'13 Mar.)
March 2013
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'12
  North America 1,687,168*1 +37.3% 150,823 -5.0%
  (USA) 1,217,456*1 +34.4% 110,274 -3.9%
  Europe 170,505 +62.8% 11,690 -23.5%
  Asia 1,149,843*1 +37.8% 118,973*2 +29.8%
  (China) 597,802 -6.0% 65,659 -4.0%
  Others 172,586 +79.8% 14,207 -4.0%
Overseas Total 3,180,102*1 +40.5% 295,693*2 +5.5%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for any month

Fiscal Year 2013 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2013)

Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since Fiscal Year 2011).

Production in North America, USA, Asia, regions outside of Japan, and worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years respectively (since Fiscal Year 2011), setting an all-time fiscal year records respectively.

March 2013

Production in Japan for the month of March 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since December 2012).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 14th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting an all-time monthly record. This includes an all-time monthly record for production in Asia.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since February 2013).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type Fiscal Year 2013
('12 Apr.-'13 Mar.)
March 2013
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'12
  Registrations 354,453 -18.5% 42,876 -36.3%
  Mini-Vehicles 362,344* +118.7% 49,214 +44.5%
Honda Brand Total 716,797 +19.3% 92,090 -9.1%

* Record high for all-time fiscal year

Fiscal Year 2013 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2013)

Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the Fiscal Year 2013 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2010).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2011).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2012), setting an all-time fiscal year record.

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the Fiscal Year 2013, with sales of 170,105 units. Freed was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 86,066 units. STEP WGN was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 66,287 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660 cc>
N BOX was the industry's top selling car among mini-vehicles for the Fiscal Year 2013, with sales 236,296 units. N-ONE was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 55,309 units.

March 2013

Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of March 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since January 2013).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 15th 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 March 2013 with sales of 20,327 units. Freed was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 10,403 units. STEP WGN was the industry's 10th best-selling car with sales of 9,045 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660 cc>
N BOX was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of March 2013 with sales of 26,696 units. N-ONE was the industry's fifth best-selling car with sales of 16,135 units.

Exports from Japan

  Fiscal Year 2013
('12 Apr.-'13 Mar.)
March 2013
Units vs.FY12 Units vs.'12
  North America 108,640 -34.6% 10,769 -8.0%
  (USA) 106,637 -34.1% 10,621 -6.1%
  Europe 13,385 -58.2% 429 -70.9%
  Asia 19,979 -8.3% 1,350 -77.1%
  Others 21,320 -35.6% 1,263 -78.3%
Total 163,324 -35.5% 13,811 -44.5%

Fiscal Year 2013 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2013)

Total exports from Japan for the Fiscal Year 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2012).

March 2013

Total exports from Japan in March 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the ninth consecutive month (since July 2012).

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