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December 27, 2016

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

December 27, 2016 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2016.

Worldwide Production

  November 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Japan 81,519  
+12.6% 742,303 +12.4%
Outside of Japan 377,303* +11.7% 3,847,409 +9.8%
Worldwide Total 458,822* +11.8% 4,589,712 +10.2%

* Record high for the month of November

Production Outside of Japan

  November 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 158,438*
+6.5% 1,828,333 +5.7%
(USA) 102,566  
+9.2% 1,200,245 +1.4%
Europe 13,950  
+53.7% 122,873 +10.1%
Asia 189,853* +15.5% 1,760,649 +17.2%
(China) 132,401* +26.3% 1,080,241 +26.2%
Others 15,062  
-4.3% 135,554 -15.4%
Overseas Total 377,303* +11.7% 3,847,409 +9.8%

* Record high for the month of November

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

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type November 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
Registrations 31,681 +16.8% 355,113 0.0%
Mini-Vehicles 26,483 +1.7% 297,165 -7.9%
Honda Brand Total 58,164 +9.4% 652,278 -3.8%

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

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November 2016 with sales of 10,445 units. Fit was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 6,333 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2016 with sales of 14,814 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fifth best-selling car with sales of 6,736 units.

Exports from Japan

  November 2016 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2016)
Units vs.'15 Units vs.'15
North America 7,472 +8.5% 73,075 +291.2%
(USA) 7,360 +7.5% 72,449 +291.8%
Europe 2,789 -34.1% 36,627 +85.8%
Asia 1,020 -7.9% 12,310 +28.9%
Others 1,053 +125.0% 9,685 +46.3%
Total 12,334 -2.8% 131,697 +141.4%

Total exports from Japan for the month of November 2016 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 17th month (since June 2015).