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May 28, 2015

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

May 28, 2015 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2015.

Worldwide Production

  April 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 51,944 -34.1% 238,506 -33.0%
Outside of Japan 327,109*1 +7.0% 1,208,807*2 +4.0%
Worldwide Total 379,053 -1.4% 1,447,313 -4.6%

*1 Record high for the month of April
*2 Record high for January to April

Production Outside of Japan

  April 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 162,641*1 +5.3% 617,575*2 +1.8%
(USA) 113,357 +0.7% 428,216*2 -3.2%
Europe 11,380 -6.1% 46,832 -11.6%
Asia 138,623*1 +9.4% 489,771*2 +8.1%
(China) 79,762*1 +1.4% 254,090 -6.6%
Others 14,465 +16.9% 54,629 +11.0%
Overseas Total 327,109*1 +7.0% 1,208,807 +4.0%

*1 Record high for the month of April
*2 Record high for January to April

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since March 2015), setting record high production for the month of April. This includes high production for the month of April in North America, Asia and China.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2015).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type April 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 22,155 -29.3% 132,903 -26.8%
Mini-Vehicles 19,512 -14.6% 147,419 -14.1%
Honda Brand Total 41,667 -23.1% 280,322 -20.7%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of April 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the seventh consecutive month (since October 2014).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the sixth 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 April 2015 with sales of 8,372 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of April 2015 with sales of 10,218 units. N-WGN was the industry’s 9th best-selling car with sales of 4,204 units.

Exports from Japan

  April 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 341 -77.3% 2,134 -56.1%
(USA) 340 -76.8% 2,096 -55.4%
Europe 0 -100.0% 1,359 +47.6%
Asia 498 +71.7% 2,323 -16.2%
Others 537 -20.2% 1,922 -14.2%
Total 1,376 -52.1% 7,738 -28.4%

Total exports from Japan for the month of April 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since March 2015).