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March 25, 2015

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

March 25, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2015.

Worldwide Production

  February 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 63,593 -25.1% 123,725 -32.0%
Outside of Japan 242,543 -9.5% 545,572 -0.7%
Worldwide Total 306,136 -13.2% 669,297 -8.5%

Correction: Mar. 27, 2015

Production Outside of Japan

  February 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 122,637   -17.6% 280,279   -4.5%
 (USA) 83,907   -23.6% 191,210   -11.5%
Europe 10,845   -22.8% 22,741   -18.7%
Asia 96,552* +3.8% 217,118   +6.7%
(China) 39,228   -20.1% 100,125   -17.0%
Others 12,509   +2.9% 25,434   +3.4%
Overseas Total 242,543   -9.5% 545,572   -0.7%

* Record high for the month of February

Production in Japan for the month of February 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the seventh consecutive months (since August 2014).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in four months (since October 2014). This includes record high production for the month of February in Asia.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive months (since January 2015).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type February 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 33,818 -15.4% 63,711 -28.7%
Mini-Vehicles 37,830
-17.6% 71,541 -18.7%
Honda Brand Total 71,648
-16.6% 135,252 -23.8%

Correction: Apr. 2, 2015

Honda’s automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of February 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth consecutive month (since October 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth consecutive month (since October 2014).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of February 2015 with sales of 12,013 units. VEZEL was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 6,500 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of February 2015 with sales of 20,223 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fourth best-selling car with sales of 11,950 units.

Exports from Japan

  February 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 482 -23.7% 1,239 -57.4%
(USA) 477 -24.2% 1,202 -57.9%
Europe 330 +115.7% 1,045 +151.8%
Asia 693 -8.1% 1,266 -18.3%
Others 568 +26.8% 950 +8.3%
Total 2,073 +4.3% 4,500 -21.8%

Total exports from Japan in February 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 16th months (since October 2013).