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September 28, 2016

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

September 28, 2016 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of August 2016.

Worldwide Production

  August 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Japan
52,215    +13.8% 511,108 +15.1%
Outside of Japan 351,272 * +12.4% 2,748,063 +9.9%
Worldwide Total 403,487 * +12.6% 3,259,171 +10.7%

* Record high for the month of August  

Production Outside of Japan

  August 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 182,805 * +11.8% 1,333,822 +6.3%
 (USA) 122,734 * +8.9% 877,686 +1.2%
Europe 6,705    +32.9% 80,848 -2.4%
Asia 147,549 * +14.6% 1,240,030 +17.9%
(China) 82,266 * +10.8% 738,832 +25.8%
Others 14,213    -5.8% 93,363 -16.9%
Overseas Total 351,272 * +12.4% 2,748,063 +9.9%

* Record high for the month of August   

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since June 2016), setting record high production for the month of August. This includes record high production for the month of August in North America, USA, Asia and China.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since June 2016), setting record high production for the month of August.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type August 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Registrations 22,391 -16.6% 252,739 -3.1%
Mini-Vehicles 20,423 +0.8% 214,112 -11.1%
Honda Brand Total 42,814 -9.1% 466,851 -6.9%

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

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

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three months (since May 2016).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fourth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of August 2016 with sales of 7,034 units. VEZEL was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 5,066 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of August 2016 with sales of 13,276 units. N-WGN was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 5,332 units.

Exports from Japan

  August 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 5,181 +39753.8% 50,790 +1362.4%
 (USA) 5,092 +39069.2% 50,408 +1367.9%
Europe 2,658 -11.2% 27,427 +154.0%
Asia 1,636 +34.2% 8,537 +38.2%
Others 661 -18.9% 6,509 +35.3%
Total 10,136 +101.1% 93,263 +269.2%

Total exports from Japan for the month of August 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 14th consecutive month (since July 2015).