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April 26, 2016

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

April 26, 2016 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 as well as for the month of March 2016.

Worldwide Production

    Fiscal Year 2016
('15 Apr. - '16 Mar.)
March 2016
 Units vs.FY15 Units vs.'15
Japan 760,899   -12.3% 79,810  
+27.0%
Outside of Japan 3,970,851 *1 +10.9% 375,552 *2 +11.7%
Worldwide Total  4,731,750 *1 +6.4% 455,362 *2 +14.2%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for month of March

Production Outside of Japan

    Fiscal Year 2016
('15 Apr. - '16 Mar.)
March 2016
 Units   vs.FY15 Units vs.'15
North America 1,919,075 *1 +6.0% 173,683   -0.5%
 (USA) 1,293,451   +3.1% 115,010   -6.9%
Europe 114,691   +0.1% 12,099   -4.8%
Asia 1,767,302 *1 +17.2% 175,532 *2 +31.0%
(China) 1,056,708 *1 +26.3% 109,172 *2 +47.1%
Others 169,783   +13.7% 14,238   -3.3%
Overseas Total 3,970,851 *1 +10.9% 375,552 *2 +11.7%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for month of March

Fiscal Year 2016 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2016)

Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2015).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time record for fiscal year production. This includes all-time records for fiscal year production in North America, Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time record for fiscal year production.

March 2016

Production in Japan for the month of March 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since January 2016).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 13th consecutive month (since March 2015), setting record high production for the month of March. This includes record high production in Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 10th consecutive month (since June 2015), also setting record high production for the month of March.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type   Fiscal Year 2016
('15 Apr. - '16 Mar.)
March 2016
 Units   vs.FY15 Units vs.'15
Registrations 383,227   -5.8%  49,748  +5.8% 
Mini-Vehicles 320,308   -16.0%  45,325  -19.6% 
Honda Brand Total 703,535   -10.7%  95,073  -8.1% 

Fiscal Year 2016 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2016)

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the fiscal year 2016 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2015).

Sales of new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2015).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2015).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the fiscal year 2016 with sales of 112,007 units. VEZEL was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 69,018 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car among mini-vehicles for the fiscal year 2016 with sales of 172,617 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 84,268 units.

March 2016

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

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since February 2016).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 17th 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 March 2016 with sales of 15,545 units. VEZEL was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 8,969 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of March 2016 with sales of 25,542 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fifth best-selling car with sales of 12,737 units.

Exports from Japan

        Fiscal Year 2016
('15 Apr. - '16 Mar.)
March 2016
 Units vs.FY15 Units vs.'15
  North America 45,305  +402.9%  8,615  +1455.1% 
   (USA) 45,045  +421.2%  8,613  +1454.7% 
  Europe 32,824  +430.0%  4,614  +1369.4% 
  Asia 10,673  +82.6%  669  +19.7% 
  Others 8,023  -7.1%  553  +27.1% 
  Total 96,825  +226.2%  14,451  +676.1% 

Fiscal Year 2016 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2016)

Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 5 years (since Fiscal Year 2011).

March 2016

Total exports from Japan in March 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since July 2015).