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January 27, 2016

Honda Sets All-Time Calendar Year Production Records for Automobile Production, Worldwide, Overseas, in North America, Asia, and China

January 27, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the calendar year 2015 as well as for the month of December 2015.

Worldwide Production

  Calendar Year 2015
(Jan. - Dec.)
December 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Japan 730,493      -23.8% 69,839      -6.9%
Outside of Japan 3,813,345 *1 +7.2% 309,663 *2 +10.6%
Worldwide Total 4,543,838 *1 +0.7% 379,502 *2 +6.9%

*1 Record high for calendar year
*2 Record high for month of December

Production Outside of Japan

  Calendar Year 2015
(Jan. - Dec.)
December 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 1,862,491 *1 +3.1% 133,042 *2 +0.5%
(USA) 1,269,724      +0.1% 86,291      -3.7%
Europe 118,897      -0.9% 7,249      -29.3%
Asia 1,660,561 *1 +12.0% 158,209 *2 +23.6%
(China) 960,913 *1 +12.2% 105,175 *2 +48.0%
Others 171,396      +17.5% 11,163      +18.5%
Overseas Total 3,813,345 *1 +7.2% 309,663 *2 +10.6%

*1 Record high for calendar year
*2 Record high for month of December

Calendar Year of 2015
Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since 2013).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive year (since 2012), setting an all-time record for calendar year production. This includes all-time records for calendar year production in North America, Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive year (since 2012), setting an all-time record for calendar year production.

December 2015
Production in Japan for the month of December 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since October 2015).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 10th consecutive month (since March 2015), setting record high production for the month of December. This includes record high production in the North America, Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since June 2015), also setting record high production for the month of December.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type Calendar Year 2015
(Jan. - Dec.)
December 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
Registrations 381,240 -14.6% 26,027 -7.7%
Mini-Vehicles 345,655 -14.1% 22,964 -16.6%
Honda Brand Total 726,895 -14.4% 48,991 -12.1%

Calendar Year of 2015
Total domestic automobile sales in the calendar year 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in four years (since 2011).

Sales of new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since 2014).

 <Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the calendar year 2015 with sales of 119,846 units. Vezel was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 71,021 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car among mini-vehicles for the calendar year 2015 with sales of 184,923 units. N-WGN was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 96,038 units.

December 2015
Total Japan domestic market automobile sales for the month of December 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since October 2015).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three months (since September 2015).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 14th 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 December 2015 with sales of 8,065 units. VEZEL was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 5,044 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of December 2015 with sales of 11,900 units. N-WGN was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 6,473 units.

Exports from Japan

  Calendar Year 2015
(Jan. - Dec.)
December 2015
Units vs.'14 Units vs.'14
North America 26,802 +153.3% 8,120 +2553.6%
(USA) 26,557 +162.2% 8,066 +2544.6%
Europe 22,975 +329.8% 3,263 +467.5%
Asia 10,216 +57.1% 666 +324.2%
Others 7,473 -15.3% 855 +174.9%
Total 67,466 +115.9% 12,904 +856.6%

Calendar Year of 2015
Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 5 years (since 2010).

December 2015
Total exports from Japan in December 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since July 2015).