Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Overseas, i

Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Overseas, in North America,
and in Asia 
Tokyo, Mar 28, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a
summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for
the month of February 2013. 


Worldwide Production
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                           Feb 2013    Year-to-Date Total
                     Units   vs.'12        (Jan-Feb 2013)
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Japan              60,392    -47.9%      119,164   -44.4%
Outside Japan     267,835*    +6.8%      551,151   +17.4%
Worldwide Total   328,227    -10.5%      670,315    -2.0%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America     154,840*   +2.0%       305,506    +1.3%
   (USA)          116,519*   +3.3%       223,580    +1.2%
Europe             16,642   +21.8%        35,625   +31.3%
Asia               82,642*  +13.3%       183,364   +51.7%
  (China)          33,376   -43.4%        85,381   -16.5%
Others             13,711   +10.5%        26,656   +35.2%
Overseas Total    267,835*   +6.8%       551,151   +17.4%
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* Record high for February

Production in Japan for the month of February 2013 experienced a year-on-year
decrease for the third consecutive month (since December 2012). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the 13th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record production for
the month of February. This includes monthly records for production in North
America, USA, and Asia for the month of February. 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in
14 months (since December 2011). 


Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type               Feb 2013    Year-to-Date Total
                     Units   vs.'12        (Jan-Feb 2013)
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Registrations       28,729   -43.0%        49,678   -47.5%
Mini-Vehicles       37,664   +41.0%        72,357   +55.6%
Honda Brand Total   66,393   -13.9%       122,035   -13.6%
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Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of February
2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month
(since January 2013). 
New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the seventh
consecutive month (since August 2012). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 14th
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 February 2013 with sales of 12,245 units. Freed
was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 7,283 units. Step
WGN was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 7,155 units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc -
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for
the month of February 2013 with sales of 22,354 units. N-ONE was the
industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 10,981 units. 


Exports from Japan
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                           Feb 2013     Year-to-Date Total
                     Units   vs.'12         (Jan-Feb 2013)
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North America        7,695   -64.8%       15,789    -58.9%
   (USA)             7,652   -63.9%       15,610    -58.6%
Europe                 606   -78.5%        1,200    -76.9%
Asia                   735   -81.1%        2,056    -76.1%
Others               1,407   -68.2%        3,240    -68.3%
Total               10,443   -68.4%       22,285    -64.3%
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Total exports from Japan in February 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease
for the eighth 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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