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June 29, 2016

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

June 29, 2016 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of May 2016.

Worldwide Production

  May 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2016)
Units
vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Japan 56,652   
+29.4% 325,201 +15.2%
Outside of Japan 341,419 * +9.4% 1,732,703 +13.9%
Worldwide Total 398,071 * +11.8% 2,057,904 +14.1%

* Record high for the month of May

Production Outside of Japan

  May 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 169,526 * +6.5% 850,827 +9.5%
(USA) 108,347   
-1.8% 557,835 +3.6%
Europe 10,376   
+41.2% 51,490 -5.0%
Asia 149,040 * +14.1% 767,104 +23.7%
(China) 85,523 * +13.8% 449,822 +36.6%
Others 12,477   
-17.2% 63,282 -9.2%
Overseas Total 341,419 * +9.4% 1,732,703 +13.9%

* Record high for the month of May

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the 15th consecutive month (since March 2015), setting record high production for the month of May. This includes record high production in North America, Asia and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since June 2015), also setting record high production for the month of May.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type May 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Registrations 27,948 +5.0% 164,704 +3.2%
Mini-Vehicles 20,787 +3.8% 144,643 -13.6%
Honda Brand Total 48,735 +4.5% 309,347 -5.4%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of May 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since April 2016).

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since April 2016).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>

Fit was the industry’s fourth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May 2016 with sales of 8,770 units. VEZEL was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 5,776 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>

N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of May 2016 with sales of 11,486 units. N-WGN was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 6,171 units.

Exports from Japan

  May 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - May 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 1,668 +392.0% 27,480 +1011.2%
(USA) 1,635 +382.3% 27,395 +1025.1%
Europe 1,762 -  * 15,775 +1060.8%
Asia 752 +1.1% 3,892 +26.9%
Others 833 +4.3% 4,238 +55.8%
Total 5,015 +166.5% 51,385 +434.1%

* No exports from Japan in May 2015

Total exports from Japan in May 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since July 2015).