Honda Sets All-Time Calendar Year Production Records for Automob

Honda Sets All-Time Calendar Year Production Records for Automobile Production
Worldwide, Overseas, and in North America 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan
domestic sales, and export results for the calendar year 2012 as well as for the
month of December 2012. 
Tokyo, Jan 28, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a
summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for
the calendar year 2012 as well as for the month of December 2012. 


Worldwide Production
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                 Calendar Year 2012         December 2012
                     Units   vs.'11       Units    vs.'11
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Japan           1,029,313    +44.8%      59,994    -35.3%
Outside Japan   3,081,544*   +40.2%     225,939**  +19.8%
Worldwide Total 4,110,857*   +41.3%     285,933     +1.7%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America   1,691,088*   +53.3%     113,000**   +8.5%
   (USA)        1,219,326*   +48.0%      83,508**  +10.6%
Europe            165,606    +69.9%      13,051   +195.1%
Asia            1,058,614    +17.3%      88,740    +17.4%
  (China)         617,399     -4.5%      44,073    -38.5%
Others            166,236    +73.7%      11,148   +155.6%
Overseas Total  3,081,544*   +40.2%     225,939**  +19.8%
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* Record high for calendar year
** Record high for month of December

Calendar Year of 2012 
Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in
two years (since 2010). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the first time in two years (since 2010), setting an all-time record for
calendar year production. 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in
two years (since 2010), setting an all-time record for calendar year
production. 
Honda sets all-time records for calendar year production in both North America
and the United States. 
December 2012 
Production in Japan for the month of December 2012 experienced a year-on-year
decrease for the first time in two months (since October 2012). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the 11th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high
production for the month of December. This includes record high production in
both North America and the United States. 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th
consecutive month (since January 2012). 


Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type     Calendar Year 2012          December 2012
                     Units   vs.'11        Units    vs.'11
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Registrations      423,851   +12.0%       18,882    -39.0%
Mini-Vehicles      321,314  +157.0%       25,915   +146.4%
Honda Brand Total  745,165   +48.0%       44,797     +8.1%
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Calendar Year of 2012 
Total domestic automobile sales and new vehicle registrations in the calendar
year 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two years
(since 2010). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time
in six years (since 2006). 
<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle
registrations for the calendar year 2012, with sales of 209,281 units. Freed
was the industry's fourth best-selling car with sales of 106,316 units.
Step WGN was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 63,707
units. 
<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N BOX was the industry's second best-selling car among mini-vehicles for
the calendar year 2012, with sales of 211,162 units. Life was the
industry's 10th best-selling car with sales of 43,934 units. 
December 2012 
Total Japan domestic market automobile sales for the month of December 2012
experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since
November 2012). 
New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth
consecutive month (since August 2012). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th
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 December 2012 with sales of 8,380 units. Freed
was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 4,910 units. Step
WGN was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 3,463 units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc -
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for
the month of December 2012 with sales of 13,647 units. N-ONE was the
industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 8,314 units. 


Exports from Japan
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                 Calendar Year 2012          December 2012
                     Units   vs.'11        Units    vs.'11
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North America      132,225   -18.2%        8,046    -53.3%
   (USA)           129,430   -17.4%        7,864    -54.1%
Europe              18,415   -45.8%          458    -86.6%
Asia                31,082  +140.4%          728     +4.7%
Others              32,840   +23.4%        1,313    -60.8%
Total              214,562    -8.7%       10,545    -57.3%
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Calendar Year of 2012 
Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second
consecutive year (since 2011). 
December 2012 
Total exports from Japan in December 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease
for the sixth 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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