Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide,

Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in
North America, and in Asia 
Tokyo, Feb 27, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a
summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for
the month of January 2013. 


Worldwide Production
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                                 January 2013
 
                              Units    vs.'12
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Japan                        58,772    -40.3%
Outside Japan               283,315*   +29.7%
 
Worldwide Total             342,087*    +7.9%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America               150,666*    +0.6%
   (USA)                    107,061     -1.1%
Europe                       18,982    +40.8%
Asia                        100,722*  +110.1%
  (China)                    52,005    +20.1%
Others                       12,945    +76.9%
 
Overseas Total              283,315*   +29.7%
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* Record high for month of January

Production in Japan for the month of January 2013 experienced a year-on-year
decrease for the second consecutive month (since December 2012). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the 12th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high
production for the month of January. This includes record high production for
the month of January in North America and in Asia. 
Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the 13th
consecutive month (since January 2012), setting record high production for
month of January. 


Japan Domestic Market Sales
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                                January 2013
 Vehicle Type
                             Units    vs.'12
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Registrations               20,949    -52.7%
Mini-Vehicles               34,693    +75.4%
 
Honda Brand Total           55,642    -13.1%
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Total Japan domestic market automobile sales for the month of January 2013
experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three months (since
October 2012). 
New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the sixth
consecutive month (since August 2012). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 13th
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 January 2013 with sales of 8,834 units. Freed
was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 5,656 units.
Step WGN was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,658
units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc -
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for
the month of January 2013 with sales of 20,552 units. N-ONE was the
industry's fifth best-selling car with sales of 10,192 units. 


Export from Japan
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                                January 2013
 
                             Units    vs.'12
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North America                8,094    -51.1%
   (USA)                     7,958    -51.9%
Europe                         594    -74.8%
Asia                         1,321    -72.1%
Others                       1,833    -68.3%
 
Total                       11,842    -59.8%
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Total exports from Japan for the month of January 2013 experienced a
year-on-year decrease for the seventh 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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