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October 26, 2015

Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in North America, USA, Asia and China for the First Half of FY2015

October 26, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the first half of the current fiscal year (April 2015-Mar 2016) and the month of September 2015.

Worldwide Production

  1st Half Fiscal Year ending
Mar 31, 2016
September 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 326,228 -30.3% 68,897 -10.5%
Outside of Japan 1,945,843 *1 +9.1% 325,911 *2 +4.0%
Worldwide Total 2,272,071 *1 +0.9% 394,808 *2 +1.2%

*1 Record high for the first half of any fiscal years
*2 Record high for the month of September

Production Outside of Japan

  1st Half Fiscal Year ending
Mar 31, 2016
September 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 962,372 *1 +6.4% 162,972 -0.4%
(USA) 663,870 *1 +4.1% 111,729 -1.7%
Europe 58,278 +14.0% 10,928 +28.7%
Asia 836,595 *1 +10.7% 135,580 *2 +6.9%
(China) 487,503 *1 +11.7% 74,633 +11.2%
Others 88,598 +22.4% 16,431 +15.4%
Overseas Total 1,945,843 *1 +9.1% 325,911 *2 +4.0%

*1 Record high for the first half of any fiscal years
*2 Record high for the month of September.

The First Half of Current Fiscal Year
Production in Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014).

Production in regions outside of Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive year (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013), setting record high production for the first half of any fiscal years. This includes record high production in North America, USA, Asia, and China.

Production worldwide for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive year (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013), setting record high production for the first half of any fiscal years.

September 2015
Production in Japan for the month of September 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 14th consecutive month (since August 2014).

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type 1st Half Fiscal Year ending
March 31, 2016
September 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 185,599 -12.6% 35,557 -15.1%
Mini-Vehicles 145,176 -15.0% 32,279 -11.7%
Honda Brand Total 330,775 -13.7% 67,836 -13.5%

The First Half of Current Fiscal Year
Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014).

New vehicle registrations for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015),.

September 2015
Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of September 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since October 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th consecutive month (since October 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since November 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of September 2015 with sales of 8,546 units. VEZEL was the industry’s 11th best-selling car with sales of 6,311units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of September 2015 with sales of 17,452 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fifth best-selling car with sales of 8,954 units.

Exports from Japan

  1st Half Fiscal Year ending
March 31, 2016
September 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 2,741 -52.4% 1,061 +7.5%
(USA) 2,689 -50.5% 1,011 +16.2%
Europe 11,457 +314.7% 2,020 +205.1%
Asia 5,932 +108.7% 1,579 +138.9%
Others 4,261 -24.4% 835 +10.0%
Total 24,391 +43.5% 5,495 +79.0%

Total exports from Japan for the First half of current fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013).

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