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June 27, 2014

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

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

Worldwide Production

  May 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Japan 80,500 +50.7% 436,368 +49.8%
  Outside of Japan 299,916* +1.9% 1,461,670 +1.5%
Worldwide Total 380,416* +9.4% 1,898,038 +9.7%

* Record high for the month of May

Production Outside of Japan

  May 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 151,069 -2.9% 757,712 -1.9%
  (USA) 106,819 -6.6% 549,105 -3.1%
  Europe 7,447 -0.1% 60,408 -2.6%
  Asia 130,515*2 +11.7% 583,486 +8.9%
  (China) 79,245*1 +33.7% 351,278 +27.6%
  Others 10,885 -24.8% 60,064 -13.1%
Overseas Total 299,916*1 +1.9% 1,461,670 +1.5%

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

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

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

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the 10th consecutive month (since August 2013), setting record high production for the month of May.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type May 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Registrations 30,085 +64.3% 211,731 +64.1%
  Mini-Vehicles 23,903 -11.9% 195,600 +9.3%
Honda Brand Total 53,988 +18.8% 407,331 +32.2%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of May 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 10th consecutive month (since August 2013).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since April 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s top selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May 2014 with sales of 12,984 units. VEZEL was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 7,899 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660 cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s third best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of May 2014 with sales of 10,312 units. N-WGN was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 7,978 units.

Exports from Japan

  May 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 713 -91.4% 5,578 -87.3%
  (USA) 713 -91.1% 5,417 -87.4%
  Europe 709 +200.4% 1,630 -31.0%
  Asia 253 -56.3% 3,026 -31.8%
  Others 649 -70.6% 2,890 -65.1%
Total 2,324 -79.4% 13,124 -77.7%

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

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