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August 28, 2015

Honda Sets All-Time Record for Automobile Production in China,And Monthlyproduction Records for Worldwide, Overseas, in North America,USA and Asia

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

Worldwide Production

  July 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 61,244 -27.9% 397,996 -34.6%
Outside of Japan 328,026* +17.7% 2,189,110 +7.2%
Worldwide Total 389,270* +7.1% 2,587,106 -2.4%

* Record high for the month of July

Production Outside of Japan

  July 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 155,630*1 +19.7% 1,090,655 +5.7%
(USA) 107,477*1 +20.7% 754,233 +2.1%
Europe 12,661 +26.2% 77,756 -2.1%
Asia 147,572*1 +14.8% 923,459 +8.7%
(China) 92,771*2 +20.1% 512,937 +0.4%
Others 12,163 +21.9% 97,240 +19.5%
Overseas Total 328,026*1 +17.7% 2,189,110 +7.2%

*1 Record high for the month of July
*2 Record high for any months

Production in Japan for the month of July 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since August 2014).

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

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since June 2015), setting record high production for the month of July.  

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type July 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 36,433 -8.3% 233,927 -19.6%
Mini-Vehicles 23,612 -24.4% 220,545 -15.2%
Honda Brand Total 60,045 -15.4% 454,472 -17.6%

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the ninth 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 July 2015 with sales of 11,466 units. STEPWGN was the industry’s tenth best-selling car with sales of 6,677 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2015 with sales of 11,879 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 6,059 units.

Exports from Japan

  July 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 494 -42.2% 3,460 -55.0%
(USA) 494 -33.0% 3,421 -53.7%
Europe 6,227 +2837.3% 7,802 +265.8%
Asia 876 +15.0% 4,959 +20.2%
Others 651 -29.7% 3,996 -26.6%
Total 8,248 +199.5% 20,217 +4.2%

Total exports from Japan for the month of July 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in five month (since February 2015).