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April 27, 2017

Honda Sets All-Time Fiscal Year Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in North America, Asia, and China

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 as well as for the month of March 2017.

Worldwide Production

     Fiscal Year 2017
('16 Apr. - '17 Mar.)
March 2017
 Units vs.FY16 Units vs.'16
Japan 810,377      +6.5% 75,104     
-5.9%
Outside of Japan 4,249,470 *1 +7.0% 412,222 *2 +9.8%
Worldwide Total  5,059,847 *1 +6.9% 487,326 *2 +7.0%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for month of March

Production Outside of Japan

  Fiscal Year 2017
('16 Apr. - '17 Mar.)
March 2017
Units vs.FY16 Units vs.'16
North America 1,937,087 *1 +0.9% 175,761 *2 +1.2%
(USA) 1,270,946      -1.7% 112,008      -2.6%
Europe 149,244      +30.1% 16,743      +38.4%
Asia 2,011,028 *1 +13.8% 202,870 *2 +15.6%
(China) 1,270,860 *1 +20.3% 135,217 *2 +23.9%
Others 152,111      -10.4% 16,848      +18.3%
Overseas Total 4,249,470 *1 +7.0% 412,222 *2 +9.8%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for month of March

Fiscal Year 2017 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2017)
Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2014).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time record for fiscal year production. This includes all-time records for fiscal year production in North America, Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time record for fiscal year production.

March 2017
Production in Japan for the month of March 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since February 2017).

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

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since August 2016), also setting record high production for the month of March.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type  Fiscal Year 2017
('16 Apr. - '17 Mar.)
March 2017
 Units vs.FY16 Units vs.'16
Registrations 385,536 +0.6% 49,875 +0.3%
Mini-Vehicles 325,220 +1.5% 42,898 -5.4%
Honda Brand Total 710,756 +1.0% 92,773 -2.4%

Fiscal Year 2017 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2017)
Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the fiscal year 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2014).

Sales of new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the fiscal year 2017 with sales of 98,922 units. FREED was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 75,384 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car among mini-vehicles for the fiscal year 2017 with sales of 192,373 units. N-WGN was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 86,627 units.

March 2017
Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of March 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since February 2017).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since January 2017).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since February 2017).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of March 2017 with sales of 14,799 units. Fit was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 11,629 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of March 2017 with sales of 26,126 units. N-WGN was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 12,403 units.

Exports from Japan

   Fiscal Year 2017
('16 Apr. - '17 Mar.)
March 2017
 Units vs.FY16 Units vs.'16
North America 70,810 +56.3% 3,060 -64.5%
 (USA) 70,118 +55.7% 3,035 -64.8%
Europe 35,281 +7.5% 1,654 -64.2%
Asia 13,334 +24.9% 933 +39.5%
Others 10,844 +35.2% 508 -8.1%
Total 130,269 +34.5% 6,155 -57.4%

Fiscal Year 2017 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2017)
Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2016).

March 2016
Total exports from Japan in March 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since January 2017).