Honda Announces Production, Sales and Export Results in the Firs

Honda Announces Production, Sales and Export Results in the First Half of FY2013 
Tokyo, Oct 26, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a
summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for
the first half of the current fiscal year (April - September 2012) and the
month of September 2012. 


Worldwide Production
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                  1st Half Fiscal Year    September 2012
                 ending March 31, 2013
                     Units   vs.'12       Units   vs.'11
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Japan              483,184   +64.2%      72,200     -3.6%
Outside Japan    1,592,494   +70.0%     246,863*    +1.4%
Worldwide Total  2,075,678   +68.6%     319,063     +0.2%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America      814,670   +79.3%     124,627*    +4.4%
   (USA)           580,642   +68.4%      86,487     -4.7%
Europe              78,502  +100.5%      13,708     +6.5%
Asia               609,896   +52.8%      94,676     -9.0%
  (China)          349,795   +29.5%      50,735    -20.7%
Others              89,426  +102.2%      13,852    +94.1%
Overseas Total   1,592,494   +70.0%     246,863*    +1.4%
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* Record high for September

The First Half of Current Fiscal Year (April - September 2012) 
Production in Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year experienced
a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2011). 
Production in regions outside of Japan for the first half of the current
fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years
(since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011). 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in
two years (since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011). 
September 2012 
Production in Japan for the month of September 2012 experienced a year-on-year
decrease for the first time in 10 months (since November 2011). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the eighth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting an all-time record
for the month of September. This includes record production in North America
for the month of September. 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth
consecutive month (since January 2012). 


Japan Domestic Market Sales
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                  1st Half Fiscal Year    September 2012
                 ending March 31, 2013
                     Units    vs.'12      Units   vs.'11
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Registrations      203,472    +17.7%     26,193   -39.7%
Mini-Vehicles      160,370   +185.6%     27,174  +124.7%
Honda Brand Total  363,842    +58.8%     53,367    -3.9%
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The First Half of Current Fiscal Year (April - September 2012) 
Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the first half of the current
fiscal year experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years
(since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011). 
New vehicle registrations for the first half of the current fiscal year
experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2011). 
Sales of mini-vehicles for the first half of the current fiscal year
experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2011). 
- Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle
registrations for the first half of the current fiscal year with sales of
101,683 units. Freed was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales
of 48,805 units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc
N Box was the industry's best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the
first half of the current fiscal year with sales of 118,437 units. 
September 2012 
Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of September 2012
experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in nine months (since
December 2011). 
New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second
consecutive month (since August 2012). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth
consecutive month (since January 2012). 
- Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles
Fit was the industry's fourth best-selling car among new vehicle
registrations for the month of September 2012 with sales of 12,511 units. Freed
was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 6,230 units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc
N Box was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle
category for the month of September 2012 with sales of 19,915 units. 


Exports from Japan
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                  1st Half Fiscal Year    September 2012
                 ending March 31, 2013
                     Units    vs.'12      Units    vs.'11
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North America       58,324     -0.5%      5,150    -60.5%
   (USA)            56,965     +1.0%      4,763    -61.7%
Europe               9,448    -41.7%        688    -88.4%
Asia                14,695   +177.0%      2,528    +58.8%
Others              13,408    +37.8%      1,323    -33.0%
Total               95,875     +6.7%      9,689    -57.0%
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The First Half of Current Fiscal Year (April - September 2012) 
Total exports from Japan for the first half of the current fiscal year
experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years (since the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2011). 
September 2012 
Total exports from Japan in September 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease
for the third consecutive month (since July 2012). 
About Honda 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
million customers annually. For more information, please visit
http://world.honda.com. 
Contact: 
Honda
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