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August 30, 2016

Honda Sets All-Time Record for Automobile Production in China, And Monthly Production Record in Asia

August 30, 2016 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2016.

Worldwide Production

  July 2016
Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Japan
66,579
+8.7% 458,893
+15.3%
Outside of Japan 305,893
-6.8% 2,396,791 +9.5%
Worldwide Total 372,472 -4.3% 2,855,684 +10.4%

Production Outside of Japan

  July 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 123,898     -20.4% 1,151,017 +5.5%
 (USA) 81,867     -23.9% 754,952 +0.1%
Europe 11,933    
-5.7% 74,143
-4.6%
Asia 165,235 *1 +12.0% 1,092,481 +18.3%
(China) 111,810 *2 +20.5% 656,566 +28.0%
Others 4,827    
-60.3% 79,150 -18.6%
Overseas Total 305,893     -6.8% 2,396,791 +9.5%

*1 Record high for the month of July
*2 Record high for any months

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 17 months (since February 2015). This includes record high production for the month of July in Asia and all-time record production in China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 14 months (since May 2015).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type July 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Registrations 31,698 -13.0% 230,348 -1.5%
Mini-Vehicles 21,870 -7.4% 193,689 -12.2%
Honda Brand Total 53,568 -10.8% 424,037 -6.7%

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

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of July 2016 with sales of 9,592 units. VEZEL was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 6,295 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2016 with sales of 13,024 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 6,155 units.

Exports from Japan

  July 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Jul. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 9,000 +1721.9% 45,609 +1218.2%
(USA) 8,904 +1702.4% 45,316 +1224.6%
Europe 4,481 -28.0% 24,769 +217.5%
Asia 1,435 +63.8% 6,901 +39.2%
Others 867 +33.2% 5,848 +46.3%
Total 15,783 +91.4% 83,127 +311.2%

Total exports from Japan in July 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 13th consecutive month (since July 2015).