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February 26, 2016

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

February 26, 2016 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2016.

Worldwide Production

  January 2016
Units vs.'15
Japan 61,810    +2.8%
Outside of Japan 342,449 * +13.0%
Worldwide Total  404,259 * +11.3%
* Record high for the month of January

Production Outside of Japan

  January 2016
Units vs.'15
North America 162,340 * +3.0%
 (USA) 105,838    -1.4%
Europe 10,878    -8.6%
Asia 157,078 * +30.3%
(China) 95,798 * +57.3%
Others 12,153    -6.0%
Overseas Total 342,449 * +13.0%
* Record high for the month of January

Production in Japan for the month of January 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since November 2015).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since March 2015), setting record high production for the month of January. This includes record high production for the month of January in North America, Asia, and China.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type  January 2016
Units vs.'15
Registrations 26,553 -11.2%
Mini-Vehicles 24,654 -26.9%
Honda Brand Total 51,207 -19.5%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of January 2016 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since December 2015).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 15th 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 January 2016 with sales of 7,291 units. VEZEL was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 5,584 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of January 2016 with sales of 13,754 units. N-WGN was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 6,182 units.

Exports from Japan

  January 2016
Units vs.'15
North America 5,201 +587.1%
 (USA) 5,161 +611.9%
Europe 3,703 +417.9%
Asia 793 +38.4%
Others 527 +38.0%
Total 10,224 +321.3%

Total exports from Japan for the month of January 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since July 2015).