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November 27, 2014

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Record for Automobile Production in North America

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

Worldwide Production

  Oct 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
Japan 75,994 -16.2% 821,128 +26.3%
Outside of Japan 326,633 -0.6% 2,966,141 +2.2%
Worldwide Total  402,627 -4.0% 3,787,269 +6.6%

Production Outside of Japan

  Oct 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
North America 178,577 *2
+3.1% 1,534,777 +0.8%
 (USA) 123,212 -4.6% 1,090,327 -2.6%
Europe 6,675 -50.2% 98,640 -14.3%
Asia 126,978 *1
+0.1% 1,209,147 +7.5%
(China) 67,542 -14.9% 697,267 +12.9%
Others 14,403 -4.8% 123,577 -11.3%
Overseas Total 326,633 -0.6% 2,966,141 +2.2%

*1 Record high for the month of October
*2 Record high for all-time month of October

Production in Japan for the month of Oct 2014 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 3rd consecutive month (since August 2014).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in nine months (since January 2014). This includes record high for all-time month of October in North America, and record high for the month of October in Asia.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 15 months (since July 2013).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type Oct 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
Registrations 30,416 -20.0% 393,200 +42.4%
Mini-Vehicles 28,728 5.1% 348,371 +3.4%
Honda Brand Total 59,144 -9.5% 741,571 +21.0%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of October 2014 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 15 months (since July 2013).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 14 months (since August 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced increase for the 2nd consecutive month (since September 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2014 with sales of 13,506 units. VEZEL was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 7,663 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2014 with sales of 13,989 units. N-WGN was the industry's fifth best-selling car with sales of 9,387 units.

Exports from Japan

  Oct 2014 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2014)
Units vs.'13 Units vs.'13
North America 788 -90.1% 9,914 -87.7%
(USA) 787 -90.1% 9,461 -88.0%
Europe 835 5.4% 4,110 -29.5%
Asia 398 -17.8% 5,773 -15.5%
Others 746 -64.9% 7,950 -49.8%
Total 2,767 -75.7% 27,747 -74.5%

Total exports from Japan for the month of October 2014 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since November 2013).