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Japan
January 30, 2018

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

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

Worldwide Production

  Calendar Year 2017
December 2017
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
Japan 817,500   -0.3% 76,758   -1.5%
Outside of Japan 4,419,342 *1 +5.8% 351,676 *2 +6.0%
Worldwide Total  5,236,842 *1 +4.8% 428,434 *2 +4.6%

*1 Record high for calendar year
*2 Record high for month of December

Production Outside of Japan

  Calendar Year 2017
December 2017
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 1,851,431   -5.4% 129,123   +1.0%
 (USA) 1,207,818   -6.4% 87,111   -3.1%
Europe 166,228   +24.2% 10,835   -1.5%
Asia 2,228,191 *1 +14.8% 198,222 *2 +10.0%
(China) 1,441,928 *1 +19.2% 134,204 *2 +3.9%
Others 173,492   +17.2% 13,496   +7.7%
Overseas Total 4,419,342 *1 +5.8% 351,676 *2 +6.0%

*1 Record high for calendar year
*2 Record high for month of December

Calendar Year of 2017

Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since 2015).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since 2012), setting an all-time record for calendar year production. This includes all-time records for calendar year production in Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since 2012), setting an all-time record for calendar year production.

December 2017

Production in Japan for the month of December 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since September 2017).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since May 2017), setting record high production for the month of December. This includes record high production for the month of December in Asia and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since May 2017), also setting record high production for the month of December.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type
Calendar Year 2017
December 2017
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
Registrations 381,776  -0.5% 27,175 -5.2%
Mini-Vehicles 343,015  +6.1% 26,141 +0.3%
Honda Brand Total 724,791  +2.5% 53,316 -2.6%

Calendar Year of 2017

Total domestic automobile sales in the calendar year 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since 2014).

Sales of new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since 2015).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in four years (since 2013).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED
was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the calendar year 2017 with sales of 104,402 units. FIT was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 97,938 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX
was the industry’s Top-selling car among mini-vehicles for the calendar year 2017 with sales of 218,485 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 75,592 units.

December 2017

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

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since September 2017).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since September 2017).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FIT
was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of December 2017 with sales of 7,104 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX
was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of December 2017 with sales of 18,458 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 4,949 units.

Exports from Japan

  Calendar Year 2017
December 2017
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 27,560 -66.7% 3,316 -65.8%
(USA) 26,743 -67.4% 3,218 -66.8%
Europe 34,575 -14.9% 6,787 +68.9%
Asia 10,731 -18.1% 1,224 +55.9%
Others 8,195 -23.2% 1,106 +12.9%
Total 81,061 -44.9% 12,433 -19.7%

Calendar Year of 2017

Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three years (since 2014).

December 2017

Total exports from Japan in December 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the seventh consecutive month (since June 2017).