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March 27, 2014

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

March 27, 2014 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2014.

Worldwide Production

  February 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Japan 84,883 +40.6% 182,028 +52.8%
  Outside of Japan 268,126* +0.1% 549,699 -0.4%
Worldwide Total 353,009* +7.5% 731,727 +9.0%

* Record high for the month of February

Production Outside of Japan

  February 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 148,948 -3.8% 293,695 -3.9%
  (USA) 109,836 -5.7% 215,942 -3.4%
  Europe 14,045 -15.6% 27,959 -21.5%
  Asia 92,982* +12.4% 203,457 +10.5%
  (China) 49,100 +46.9% 120,621 +41.2%
  Others 12,151 -11.4% 24,588 -7.8%
Overseas Total 268,126* +0.1% 549,699 -0.4%

* Record high for the month of February

Production in Japan for the month of February 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since September 2013).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since December 2013), setting record high production for the month of February. This includes record high production for the month of February in Asia.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type February 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Registrations 39,986 +39.2% 89,395 +79.9%
  Mini-Vehicles 45,936 +22.0% 88,031 +21.7%
Honda Brand Total 85,922 +29.4% 177,426 +45.4%

Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of February 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since August 2013).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 26th 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 February 2014 with sales of 18,303 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-WGN was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of February 2014 with sales of 19,254 units. N-BOX was the industry's third best-selling car with sales of 18,329 units.

Exports from Japan

  February 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 632 -91.8% 2,910 -81.6%
  (USA) 639 -91.8% 2,853 -81.7%
  Europe 153 -74.8% 415 -65.4%
  Asia 754 +2.6% 1,549 -24.7%
  Others 448 -68.2% 877 -72.9%
Total 1,987 -81.0% 5,751 -74.2%

Total exports from Japan in February 2014 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since November 2013).

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