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July 26, 2013

Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Overseas and in Asia

July 26, 2013 –Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of June 2013.

Worldwide Production

  June 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Japan 59,427 -35.4% 350,715 -40.3%
  Outside of Japan 280,460* +0.8% 1,720,146 +9.2%
Worldwide Total 339,887 -8.2% 2,070,861 -4.2%

* Record high for month of June

Production Outside of Japan

  June 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 141,229 -3.3% 913,824 +2.2%
  (USA) 100,327 -5.0% 666,885 +3.1%
  Europe 9,200 -26.4% 71,248 -13.5%
  Asia 116,047* +10.2% 651,938 +25.2%
  (China) 62,144 -3.7% 337,468 -3.7%
  Others 13,984 -3.7% 83,136 +6.2%
Overseas Total 280,460* +0.8% 1,720,146 +9.2%

* Record high for month of June

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 17th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of June. This includes record high production for month of June in Asia.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type June 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Registrations 26,749 -40.8% 155,783 -42.1%
  Mini-Vehicles 33,217 +11.3% 212,243 +31.3%
Honda Brand Total 59,966 -20.0% 368,026 -14.6%

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

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since August 2012).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 18th 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 June 2013 with sales of 12,187 units. Freed wasthe industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 6,159 units. Step WGN was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 5,677 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry’s second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of June 2013 with sales of 17,693 units. N-ONE was the industry’s sixth best selling car with sales of 10,908 units.

Exports from Japan

  June 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jun. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 3,913 -65.0% 47,756 -43.6%
  (USA) 3,716 -66.1% 46,590 -43.7%
  Europe 366 -66.5% 2,729 -80.2%
  Asia 595 -73.3% 5,031 -78.6%
  Others 1,493 -44.8% 9,783 -61.6%
Total 6,367 -63.0% 65,299 -55.7%

Total exports from Japan in June 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since July 2012).

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