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December 27, 2017

Honda Sets All-Time 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 November 2017.

Worldwide Production

    November 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Nov. 2017)
 Units vs.'16 Units   vs.'16
Japan 78,879     
-3.2% 740,742 -0.2%
Outside of Japan 402,990 *1 +6.8% 4,067,775 +5.7%
Worldwide Total  481,869 *1 +5.0% 4,808,517 +4.8%

*1 Record high for the month of November

Production Outside of Japan

    November 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Nov. 2017)
Units vs.'16 Units vs.'16
North America 159,394 *1 +0.6% 1,722,417 -5.8%
(USA) 101,417      -1.1% 1,120,771 -6.6%
Europe 16,227      +16.3% 155,393 +26.5%
Asia 212,532 *2 +11.9% 2,029,969 +15.3%
(China) 141,746 *2 +7.1% 1,307,724 +21.1%
Others 14,837      -1.5% 159,996 +18.0%
Overseas Total 402,990 *1 +6.8% 4,067,775 +5.7%

*1 Record high for the month of November
*2 Record high for any month

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since May 2017), setting record high production for the month of November. This includes record high production for the month of November in North America and all-time records in Asia and China.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

   Vehicle type November 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Nov. 2017)
 Units   vs.'16 Units   vs.'16
Registrations 31,173 -1.6% 354,601 -0.1%
Mini-Vehicles 29,542 +11.6% 316,874 +6.6%
Honda Brand Total 60,715 +4.4% 671,475 +2.9%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of November 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since July 2017).

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
FIT
was the industry’s third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November 2017 with sales of 9,217 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX
was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2017 with sales of 20,992 units. N-WGN was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 4,537 units.

Exports from Japan

    November 2017 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Nov. 2017)
 Units   vs.'16 Units   vs.'16
North America 2,467 -67.0% 24,244 -66.8%
(USA) 2,357 -68.0% 23,525 -67.5%
Europe 4,610 +65.3% 27,788 -24.1%
Asia 968 -5.1% 9,507 -22.8%
Others 1,035 -1.7% 7,089 -26.8%
Total 9,080 -26.4% 68,628 -47.9%

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