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December 25, 2013

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records for Automobile Production in Asia and China

December 25, 2013 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2013.

Worldwide Production

  November 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Japan 96,835 +34.5% 746,960 -22.9%
  Outside of Japan 301,403*1 +21.0% 3,198,953 +12.0%
Worldwide Total 398,238*1 +24.0% 3,945,913 +3.1%

*1 Record high for the month of November

Production Outside of Japan

  November 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 145,605*1 +2.4% 1,668,371 +5.7%
  (USA) 105,835*1 +5.0% 1,225,098 +7.9%
  Europe 14,544 -12.1% 129,593 -15.1%
  Asia 129,001*2 +71.0% 1,249,476 +28.6%
  (China) 85,644*2 +222.1% 699,475 +22.0%
  Others 12,253 -17.9% 151,513 -2.3%
Overseas Total 301,403*1 +21.0% 3,198,953 +12.0%

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

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 22nd consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of November. This includes all-time monthly records for production in Asia and China, and record high production for the month of November in North America and USA.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since August 2013), setting record high production for the month of November.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type November 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  Registrations 41,324 +111.5% 317,504 -21.6%
  Mini-Vehicles 32,684 +6.8% 369,598 +25.1%
Honda Brand Total 74,008 +47.6% 687,102 -1.9%

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 23rd 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 November 2013 with sales of 26,235 units. Freed was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 4,788 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2013 with sales of 19,512 units. N-ONE was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 6,174 units.

Exports from Japan

  November 2013 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2013)
Units vs.'12 Units vs.'12
  North America 5,947 -49.6% 86,330 -30.5%
  (USA) 5,845 -50.1% 84,728 -30.3%
  Europe 762 +23.9% 6,588 -63.3%
  Asia 536 +118.8% 7,369 -75.7%
  Others 1,357 +6.4% 17,192 -45.5%
Total 8,602 -38.2% 117,479 -42.4%

Total exports from Japan in November 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in four months (since July 2013).

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