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November 28, 2013

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in North America, and Asia

November 28, 2013 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2013.

Worldwide Production

  October 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Japan 90,707 +13.3% 650,125 -27.5%
  Outside of Japan 328,525* +23.4% 2,897,553 +11.1%
Worldwide Total 419,232* +21.0% 3,547,678 +1.2%

* Record high for any month

Production Outside of Japan

  October 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 173,155* +7.5% 1,522,766 +6.1%
  (USA) 129,157* +8.9% 1,119,263 +8.1%
  Europe 13,398 -11.2% 115,049 -15.4%
  Asia 126,836* +71.6% 1,120,483 +25.1%
  (China) 79,387* +201.8% 613,853 +12.3%
  Others 15,136 -6.7% 139,255 -0.7%
Overseas Total 328,525* +23.4% 2,897,553 +11.1%

* Record high for any month

Production in Japan for the month of October 2013 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since September 2013).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 21st consecutive month (since February 2012), setting an all-time monthly record. This includes all-time monthly records for production in North America, USA, Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since August 2013), setting an all-time monthly record.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type October 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Registrations 38,008 +90.0% 276,180 -28.3%
  Mini-Vehicles 27,329 +14.4% 336,914 +27.2%
Honda Brand Total 65,337 +48.9% 613,094 -5.7%

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

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since September 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 22nd consecutive month (since January 2012).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's top-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2013 with sales of 23,281 units. Step WGN was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,304 units. Freed was the industry's 10th best-selling car with sales of 4,881 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry's top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2013 with sales of 17,599 units. N-ONE was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,522 units.

Exports from Japan

  October 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 7,997 +104.1% 80,383 -28.5%
  (USA) 7,953 +106.3% 78,883 -28.2%
  Europe 792 -35.9% 5,826 -66.4%
  Asia 484 -46.5% 6,833 -77.3%
  Others 2,128 +159.2% 15,835 -47.7%
Total 11,401 +65.7% 108,877 -42.7%

Total exports from Japan in October 2013 experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since August 2013).

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