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September 29, 2015

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

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

Worldwide Production

  August 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 45,897 -22.5% 443,893 -33.6%
Outside of Japan 312,259    * +9.8% 2,501,366 +7.5%
Worldwide Total 358,156    * +4.3% 2,945,259 -1.6%

* Record high for the month of August

Production Outside of Japan

  August 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 163,478    * +1.4% 1,254,153 +5.2%
(USA) 112,635
-1.7% 866,888 +1.6%
Europe 5,046 +24.2% 82,802 -0.8%
Asia 128,704    * +22.1% 1,052,140 +10.1%
(China) 74,261    * +43.4% 587,175 +4.4%
Others 15,031 +10.6% 112,271 +18.2%
Overseas Total 312,259    * +9.8% 2,501,366 +7.5%

* Record high for the month of August

Production in Japan for the month of August 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 13th consecutive month (since August 2014).

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type August 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 26,863 -9.9% 260,790 -18.7%
Mini-Vehicles 20,259 -11.7% 240,804 -14.9%
Honda Brand Total 47,122 -10.7% 501,594 -16.9%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of August 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since October 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since October 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 10th 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 Aug 2015 with sales of 6,765 units. VEZEL was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,092 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry's Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of August 2015 with sales of 10,394 units. N-WGN was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 5,566 units.

Exports from Japan

  August 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 13 -97.1% 3,473 -57.3%
(USA) 13 -96.9% 3,434 -56.0%
Europe 2,994 +523.8% 10,796 +313.2%
Asia 1,219 +126.2% 6,178 +32.5%
Others 815 -18.5% 4,811 -25.4%
Total 5,041 +104.8% 25,258 +15.5%

Total exports from Japan for the month of August 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since July 2015).