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December 25, 2015

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

December 25, 2015 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2015.

Worldwide Production

  November 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 72,416   
+16.7% 660,654 -25.2%
Outside of Japan 337,862 * +9.3% 3,503,712 +7.0%
Worldwide Total 410,278 * +10.5% 4,164,366 +0.1%

 * Record high for the month of November

Production Outside of Japan

  November 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 148,733 * +6.4% 1,729,487 +3.3%
(USA) 93,870  +5.7% 1,183,471 +0.4%
Europe 9,078  -18.3% 111,649 +1.7%
Asia 164,315 * +13.0% 1,502,352 +10.9%
(China) 104,836 * +19.5% 855,738 +9.0%
Others 15,736  +22.0% 160,224 +17.4%
Overseas Total 337,862 * +9.3% 3,503,712 +7.0%

 * Record high for the month of November

Production in Japan for the month of November 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 16 months (since July 2014).

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type November 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 27,130 +8.7% 355,213 -15.1%
Mini-Vehicles 26,035 -1.8% 322,691 -13.9%
Honda Brand Total 53,165 +3.3% 677,904 -14.5%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of November 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 14 months (since September 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since October 2015).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 13th consecutive month (since November 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of Nov 2015 with sales of 7,325 units. VEZEL was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,131 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry's Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2015 with sales of 14,035 units. N-WGN was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 6,597 units.

Exports from Japan

  November 2015 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2015)
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 6,887 +1802.5% 18,682 +81.8%
(USA) 6,848 +1791.7% 18,491 +88.2%
Europe 4,229 +539.8% 19,712 +313.2%
Asia 1,107 +77.4% 9,550 +50.5%
Others 468 -16.1% 6,618 -22.2%
Total 12,691 +475.6% 54,562 +82.5%

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