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April 23, 2015

Honda Sets All-Time Fiscal Year Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Outside of Japan, in North America, Asia and China

April 23, 2015 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 as well as for the month of March 2015.

Worldwide Production

Fiscal Year 2015
('14 Apr.-'15 Mar.)
March 2015
Units vs.FY14 Units vs.'14
Japan 867,648 -7.4% 62,841 -33.9%
Outside of Japan 3,581,090*1 +3.3% 336,124*2 +9.6%
Worldwide Total
4,448,738*1 +1.0% 398,965 -0.7%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for the month of March

Production Outside of Japan

Fiscal Year 2015
('14 Apr.-'15 Mar.)
March 2015
Units vs.FY14 Units vs.'14
North America 1,809,796 *1 +1.8% 174,655 *2 +10.1%
(USA) 1,254,040 -4.0% 123,649 *2 +8.7%
Europe 114,592 -14.2% 12,709 -1.4%
Asia 1,507,443 *1 +7.9% 134,030 *2 +9.1%
(China) 836,980 *1 +0.8% 74,203 *2 +1.9%
Others 149,259 -5.7% 14,730 +20.6%
Overseas Total 3,581,090 *1 +3.3% 336,124 *2 +9.6%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for the month of March

Fiscal Year 2015 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2015)
Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2012).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time fiscal year record. This includes all-time fiscal year records in North America, Asia, and China.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time fiscal year record.

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two month (since January 2015), setting a record high production for the month of March. This includes record high production for the month of March in North America, United States, Asia and China.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type Fiscal Year 2015
('14 Apr.-'15 Mar.)
March 2015
Units vs.FY14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 406,777 -1.8% 47,037 -22.8%
Mini-Vehicles 381,460 -12.2% 56,366 -7.3%
Honda Brand Total 788,237 -7.1% 103,403 -15.1%

Fiscal Year 2015 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2015)
Honda’s automobile sales in the Japanese market for the Fiscal Year 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2012).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since Fiscal Year 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in four years (since Fiscal Year 2011).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the Fiscal Year 2015, with sales of 166,432 units. VEZEL was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 100,479 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660 cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s second best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the Fiscal Year 2015, with sales 188,929 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fifth best-selling car with sales of 125,341 units.

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth 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 March 2015 with sales of 17,047 units. VEZEL was the industry’s fifth best-selling car with sales of 10,640 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660 cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of March 2015 with sales of 30,633 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fourth best-selling car with sales of 17,536 units.

Exports from Japan

Fiscal Year 2015
('14 Apr.-'15 Mar.)
March 2015
Units vs.FY14 Units vs.'14
North America 9,009 -86.7% 554 +21.5%
(USA) 8,643 -87.0% 554 +42.8%
Europe 6,193 -5.8% 314 +223.7%
Asia 5,846 -14.1% 559 -40.1%
Others 8,636 -46.2% 435 -37.0%
Total 29,684 -69.5% 1,862 -14.5%

Fiscal Year 2015 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2015)
Total exports from Japan for the Fiscal Year 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2012).

March 2015
Total exports from Japan in March 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since January 2015).