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May 30, 2013

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Record for Automobile Production Overseas

May 30, 2013 –Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2013.

Worldwide Production

  April 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Japan 57,058 -34.5% 237,888 -43.5%
  Outside of Japan 297,915*1 +12.6% 1,144,754 +12.9%
Worldwide Total 354,973*2 +0.9% 1,382,642 -3.7%

*1 Record high for any month
*2 Record high for the month of April

Production Outside of Japan

  April 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 160,764*2 +17.3% 617,088 +3.3%
  (USA) 118,306*2 +21.3% 452,155 +4.4%
  Europe 7,281 -36.9% 54,596 +1.2%
  Asia 116,046*2 +13.6% 418,383 +33.0%
  (China) 64,920*2 +5.9% 215,960 -6.9%
  Others 13,824 0.0% 54,687 +13.1%
Overseas Total 297,915*1 +12.6% 1,144,754 +12.9%

*1 Record high for any month
*2 Record high for the month of April

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 15th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting an all-time monthly production record.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three months (since January 2013), setting record high production for the month of April. This includes record high production for the month of April in North America, USA, Asia, and China.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type April 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Registrations 18,170 -40.5% 110,724 -42.5%
  Mini-Vehicles 30,327 +21.6% 151,898 +44.0%
Honda Brand Total 48,497 -12.6% 262,622 -11.9%

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 16th 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 April 2013 with sales of 9,176 units. Freed wasthe industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 4,183 units.

< Mini-vehicles - under 660cc >
N BOX was the industry’s second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of April 2013 with sales of 16,382 units. N-ONE was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 9,618 units.

Exports from Japan

  April 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 9,019 -22.7% 35,577 -42.4%
  (USA) 8,632 -24.0% 34,863 -42.3%
  Europe 498 -84.6% 2,127 -78.5%
  Asia 451 -88.6% 3,857 -79.1%
  Others 1,582 -49.7% 6,085 -68.3%
Total 11,550 -47.4% 47,646 -56.4%

Total exports from Japan in April 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 10th consecutive month (since July 2012).

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