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May 29, 2014

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

May 29, 2014 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2014.

Worldwide Production

  April 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Japan 78,809 +38.1% 355,868 +49.6%
  Outside of Japan 305,578* +2.7% 1,161,754 +1.4%
Worldwide Total 384,387* +8.4% 1,517,622 +9.7%

* Record high for the month of April

Production Outside of Japan

  April 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 154,382 -4.0% 606,643 -1.7%
  (USA) 112,564 -4.9% 442,286 -2.2%
  Europe 12,115 +66.4% 52,961 -3.0%
  Asia 126,704* +9.4% 452,971 +8.1%
  (China) 78,624 +21.1% 272,033 +25.9%
  Others 12,377 -10.5% 49,179 -10.1%
Overseas Total 305,578* +2.7% 1,161,754 +1.4%

* Record high for the month of April

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since February 2014), setting record high production for the month of April. This includes high production for the month of April in Asia and China.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since August 2013), setting record high production for the month of April.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type April 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Registrations 31,325 +72.4% 181,646 +64.1%
  Mini-Vehicles 22,847 -24.7% 171,697 +13.0%
Honda Brand Total 54,172 +11.7% 353,343 +34.5%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of April 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since August 2013).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 28 months.

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s top selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of April 2014 with sales of 15,621 units. VEZEL was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 7,959 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s third best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of April 2014 with sales of 11,620 units. N-WGN was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 6,558 units.

Exports from Japan

  April 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 1,499 -83.4% 4,865 -86.3%
  (USA) 1,463 -83.1% 4,704 -86.5%
  Europe 409 -17.9% 921 -56.7%
  Asia 290 -35.7% 2,773 -28.1%
  Others 673 -57.5% 2,241 -63.2%
Total 2,871 -75.1% 10,800 -77.3%

Total exports from Japan for the month of April 2014 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the sixth consecutive month (since November 2013).

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