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March 29, 2017

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

March 29, 2017 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2017.

Worldwide Production

  February 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2017)
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
Japan 69,126    -8.3% 132,015 -3.7%
Outside of Japan 347,501 * +8.2% 697,334 +5.1%
Worldwide Total 416,627 * +5.1% 829,349 +3.6%

* Record high for the month of February

Production Outside of Japan

  February 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2017)
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 158,195    -9.8% 316,588 -6.3%
(USA) 104,780    -11.0% 207,412 -7.2%
Europe 14,569    +76.1% 29,874 +56.0%
Asia 161,369 * +28.8% 325,142 +15.2%
(China) 93,899 * +44.2% 196,343 +22.0%
Others 13,368    +9.9% 25,730 +5.8%
Overseas Total 347,501 * +8.2% 697,334 +5.1%

* Record high for the month of February

Production in Japan for the month of February 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in four months (since October 2016)

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

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type February 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2017)
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
Registrations 34,270 -5.9% 64,607 +2.6%
Mini-Vehicles 32,478 -0.3% 61,653 +7.7%
Honda Brand Total 66,748 -3.3% 126,260 +5.0%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of February 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in six months (since August 2016)

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in six months (since August 2016).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in five months (since September 2016).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of February 2017 with sales of 10,341 units. Fit was the industry’s tenth best-selling car with sales of 8,201 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of February 2017 with sales of 19,429 units. N-WGN was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 8,599 units.

Exports from Japan

  February 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2017)
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 3,321 -48.7% 5,266 -54.9%
(USA) 3,272 -49.4% 5,178 -55.5%
Europe 2,330 -19.4% 4,190 -36.5%
Asia 1,061 +29.4% 1,588 -1.5%
Others 1,034 +20.9% 1,606 +16.2%
Total 7,746 -29.9% 12,650 -40.5%

Total exports from Japan for the month of February 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since January 2017).