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August 28, 2014

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

August 28, 2014 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2014.

Worldwide Production

  July 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Japan 84,898 +27.9% 608,901 +46.0%
  Outside of Japan 278,599* +2.2% 2,041,976 +2.5%
Worldwide Total 363,497* +7.2% 2,650,877 +10.0%

* Record high for the month of July

Production Outside of Japan

  July 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 129,994* +1.8% 1,031,322 -1.0%
  (USA) 89,020 -4.5% 738,947 -2.8%
  Europe 10,036 -16.4% 79,417 -4.6%
  Asia 128,593* +5.2% 849,902 +9.8%
  (China) 77,272* +14.2% 510,830 +26.1%
  Others 9,976 -6.3% 81,335 -13.3%
Overseas Total 278,599* +2.2% 2,041,976 +2.5%

* Record high for the month of July

Production in Japan for the month of July 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since September 2013).

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

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since August 2013), setting record high production for the month of July.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type July 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  Registrations 39,733 +65.5% 291,087 +61.9%
  Mini-Vehicles 31,238 -6.4% 260,128 +5.9%
Honda Brand Total 70,971 +23.7% 551,215 +29.6%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of July 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since August 2013).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since September 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since May 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of July 2014 with sales of 16,636 units. VEZEL was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 11,567 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2014 with sales of 14,634 units. N-WGN was the industry's fourth best-selling car with sales of 11,246 units.

Exports from Japan

  July 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
  North America 854 -89.7% 7,697 -86.3%
  (USA) 737 -91.0% 7,384 -86.5%
  Europe 212 -68.1% 2,133 -37.2%
  Asia 762 +24.7% 4,125 -26.9%
  Others 926 -13.1% 5,445 -49.8%
Total 2,754 -74.1% 19,400 -74.4%

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

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