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November 27, 2015

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

November 27, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2015.

Worldwide Production

  October 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 75,448   
-0.7% 588,238 -28.4%
Outside of Japan 338,331 * +3.6% 3,165,850 +6.7%
Worldwide Total 413,779    +2.8% 3,754,088 -0.9%

* Record high for the month of October

Production Outside of Japan

  October 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 163,447    -8.5% 1,580,754 +3.0%
(USA) 110,871    -10.0% 1,089,601 -0.1%
Europe 8,841    +32.7% 102,571 +4.0%
Asia 150,317 * +18.4% 1,338,037 +10.7%
(China) 89,094 * +31.9% 750,902 +7.7%
Others 15,726    +9.2% 144,488 +16.9%
Overseas Total 338,331 * +3.6% 3,165,850 +6.7%

* Record high for the month of October

Production in Japan for the month of October 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 15th consecutive month (since August 2014).

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type October 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 31,736 +4.3% 328,083 -16.6%
Mini-Vehicles 23,573 -17.9% 296,656 -14.8%
Honda Brand Total 55,309 -6.5% 624,739 -15.8%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of October 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 13th consecutive month (since October 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 13 months (since September 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 12th 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 October 2015 with sales of 10,189 units. VEZEL was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,412 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2015 with sales of 12,277 units. N-WGN was the industry’s tenth best-selling car with sales of 6,153 units.

Exports from Japan

  October 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 7,261 +821.4% 11,795 +19.0%
(USA) 7,198 +814.6% 11,643 +23.1%
Europe 2,667 +219.4% 15,483 +276.7%
Asia 686 +72.4% 8,443 +47.5%
Others 504 -32.4% 6,150 -22.6%
Total 11,118 +301.8% 41,871 +51.2%

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