Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records in North America

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records in North America and United
States 
Tokyo, Nov 29, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a
summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for
the month of October 2012. 


Worldwide Production
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                       October 2012    Year-to-Date Total
                     Units   vs.'11      (Jan-Oct 2012)
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Japan              80,053    -15.8%      897,341   +59.2%
Outside Japan     266,076*   +20.2%    2,608,211   +41.6%
Worldwide Total   346,129     +9.4%    3,505,552   +45.7%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America     161,142** +28.6%     1,436,054   +57.1%
   (USA)          118,599** +29.1%     1,034,958   +50.0%
Europe             15,088    +6.8%       136,006   +53.8%
Asia               73,611    -0.6%       895,977   +18.9%
  (China)          26,302   -54.2%       546,734    +7.6%
Others             16,235  +105.3%       140,174   +62.4%
Overseas Total    266,076*  +20.2%     2,608,211   +41.6%
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* Record high for October
** Record high for any month

Production in Japan for the month of October 2012 experienced a year-on-year
decrease for the second consecutive month (since September 2012). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the ninth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high
production for the month of October. This includes all-time records for
production in North America and the United States for any month. 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth
consecutive month (since January 2012). 


Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type           October 2012     Year-to-Date Total
                     Units   vs.'11       (Jan-Oct 2012)
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Registrations       20,004   -45.0%       385,428   +22.5%
Mini-Vehicles       23,886  +131.7%       264,797  +149.0%
Honda Brand Total   43,890    -5.9%       650,225   +54.4%
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Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of October
2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month
(since September 2012). 
New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third
consecutive month (since August 2012). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth
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 October 2012 with sales of 9,317 units. Freed
was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,591 units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for
the month of October 2012 with sales of 18,203 units. 


Exports from Japan
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                       October 2012     Year-to-Date Total
                     Units   vs.'11       (Jan-Oct 2012)
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North America        3,919   -84.8%      112,386    -13.4%
   (USA)             3,855   -84.8%      109,844    -12.6%
Europe               1,235   -61.3%       17,342    -38.1%
Asia                   905   +12.7%       30,109   +156.0%
Others                 821   -63.7%       30,252    +40.5%
Total                6,880   -78.5%      190,089     -0.6%
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Total exports from Japan in October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease
for the fourth 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. 
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