TOKYO, Japan, April 25, 2011 - Following is the current outlook for the impact of the major earthquake in Northeastern Japan on Honda's automobile production operations within and outside of Japan.
Concerning production in Japan of finished units and parts for overseas production, production volume will remain at approximately 50% of the original production plan until the end of June. As the supply of parts remains fluid, decisions concerning production from July on will be made step-by-step while monitoring the situation, toward the expected normalization of production in Japan before the end of 2011.
Concerning automobile production outside of Japan, decisions will be made step-by-step while monitoring the situation.
Honda is exerting a company-wide effort to normalize our production as soon as possible. We deeply regret any inconvenience experienced by our customers and ask for their understanding during these challenging times.