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Japan
May 30, 2017

Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production in Asia and China

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

Worldwide Production

  April 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Apr.2017)
 Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
Japan 63,527 +23.2% 270,646 +0.8%
Outside of Japan 333,222 -5.4% 1,442,778 +3.7%
Worldwide Total  396,749 -1.7% 1,713,424 +3.2%

Production Outside of Japan

  April 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Apr.2017)
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 138,470   
-18.5% 630,819 -7.4%
 (USA) 87,265   
-21.4% 406,685 -9.5%
Europe 12,256   
+24.2% 58,873 +43.2%
Asia 168,743 * +5.3% 696,755 +12.7%
(China) 112,364 * +19.3% 443,924 +21.9%
Others 13,753   
+12.2% 56,331 +10.9%
Overseas Total 333,222   
-5.4% 1,442,778 +3.7%

*Record high for the month of April

Production in Japan for the month of April 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three months (since January 2017).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in nine months (since July 2016). This includes record high production for the month of April in Asia and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in nine months (since July 2016).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type April 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2017)
 Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
Registrations 27,448 +14.3% 141,930 +3.8%
Mini-Vehicles 21,070 -1.1% 125,621 +1.4%
Honda Brand Total 48,518 +7.1% 267,551 +2.7%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of April 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three months (since January 2017).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since March 2017).

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED was the industry’s fourth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of April 2017 with sales of 9,111 units. Fit was the industry’s seventh best-selling car with sales of 6,398 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of April 2017 with sales of 12,265 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 5,016 units.

Exports from Japan

  April 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2017)
 Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 1,693 -69.3% 10,019 -61.2%
 (USA) 1,624 -70.6% 9,837 -61.8%
Europe 2,190 -21.9% 8,034 -42.7%
Asia 696 -18.9% 3,217 +2.5%
Others 893 -39.3% 3,007 -11.7%
Total 5,472 -48.6% 24,277 -47.6%

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