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November 25, 2016

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

November 25, 2016 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2016.

Worldwide Production

  October 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Japan 74,490  
-1.3% 660,784 +12.3%
Outside of Japan 347,644* +2.8% 3,470,106 +9.6%
Worldwide Total 422,134* +2.0% 4,130,890 +10.0%

* Record high for the month of October

Production Outside of Japan

  October 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 168,066 
+2.8% 1,669,895 +5.6%
(USA) 110,039 
-0.7% 1,097,679 +0.7%
Europe 15,013 
+69.8% 108,923 +6.2%
Asia 150,702* +0.3% 1,570,796 +17.4%
(China) 94,053* +5.6% 947,840 +26.2%
Others 13,863 
-11.8% 120,492 -16.6%
Overseas Total 347,644* +2.8% 3,470,106 +9.6%

* Record high for the month of October

Production in Japan for the month of October 2016 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in six months (since April 2016).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since August 2016), setting record high production for the month of October. This includes record high production for the month of October in Asia and China.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since August 2016).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type October 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Registrations 32,629 +2.8% 323,432 -1.4%
Mini-Vehicles 24,507 +4.0% 270,682 -8.8%
Honda Brand Total 57,136 +3.3% 594,114 -4.9%

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

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2016 with sales of 9,153 units. Fit was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 7,585 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2016 with sales of 13,891 units. N-WGN was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 6,086 units.

Exports from Japan

  October 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 6,337 -12.7% 65,603 +456.2%
(USA) 6,314 -12.3% 65,089 +459.0%
Europe 3,799 +42.4% 33,838 +118.5%
Asia 1,001 +45.9% 11,290 +33.7%
Others 1,324 +162.7% 8,632 +40.4%
Total 12,461 +12.1% 119,363 +185.1%

Total exports from Japan for the month of October 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 16th consecutive month (since July 2015).