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June 29, 2015

Honda Sets Monthly Record for Automobile Production Overseas, North America and Asia

June 29, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of May 2015.

Worldwide Production

  May 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 43,773 -45.6% 282,279 -35.3%
Outside of Japan 312,120* +4.1% 1,520,927 +4.0%
Worldwide Total 355,893 -6.5% 1,803,206 -5.0%

* Record high for the month of May

Production Outside of Japan

May 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 159,136* +5.3% 776,711 +2.5%
(USA) 110,245 +3.2% 538,461 -1.9%
Europe 7,348 -1.3% 54,180 -10.3%
Asia 130,570* +0.0% 620,341 +6.3%
(China) 75,144 -5.2% 329,234 -6.3%
Others 15,066 +38.4% 69,695 +15.9%
Overseas Total 312,120* +4.1% 1,520,927 +4.0%

Record high for the month of May

Production in Japan for the month of May 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 10th consecutive month (since August 2014).

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type May 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 26,619 -11.5% 159,522 -24.7%
Mini-Vehicles 20,026 -16.2% 167,445 -14.4%
Honda Brand Total 46,645 -13.6% 326,967 -19.7%

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

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fourth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May 2015 with sales of 7,680 units. STEPWGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 5,087 units.VEZEL was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 4,846 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660 cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of May 2015 with sales of 10,397 units. N-WGN was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,120 units.

Exports from Japan

May 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 339 -52.5% 2,473 -55.7%
(USA) 339 -52.5% 2,435 -55.0%
Europe 0 - 1,359 -16.6%
Asia 744 +194.1% 3,067 +1.4%
Others 799 +23.1% 2,721 -5.8%
Total 1,882 -19.0% 9,620 -26.7%

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