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February 27, 2017

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

February 27, 2017 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2017.

Worldwide Production

  January 2017
Units vs.'16
Japan 62,889     +1.7%
Outside of Japan 349,834  *
+2.2%
Worldwide Total 412,723  * +2.1%
* Record high for the month of January

Production Outside of Japan

  January 2017
Units vs.'16
North America 158,393    
-2.4%
(USA) 102,632    
-3.0%
Europe 15,305    
+40.7%
Asia 163,774  * +4.3%
(China) 102,444  * +6.9%
Others 12,362    
+1.7%
Overseas Total 349,834  * +2.2%
* Record high for the month of January

Production in Japan for the month of January 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since November 2016).

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

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since August 2016), also setting record high production for the month of January.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type January 2017
Units vs.'16
Registrations 30,337 +14.3%
Mini-Vehicles 29,175 +18.3%
Honda Brand Total 59,512 +16.2%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of January 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since September 2016)

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January 2017 with sales of 9,029 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of January 2017 with sales of 17,641 units. N-WGN was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 6,808 units.

Exports from Japan

  January 2017
Units vs.'16
North America 1,945 -62.6%
(USA) 1,906 -63.1%
Europe 1,860 -49.8%
Asia 527 -33.5%
Others 572 +8.5%
Total 4,904 -52.0%

Total exports from Japan for the month of January 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since November 2016).