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Honda Sets Monthly Production Records for Automobile Production

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


Worldwide Production
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                             May 2013       Year-to-Date Total
                       Units   vs.'12           (Jan-May 2013)
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Japan                 53,400   -27.9%        291,288   -41.2%
Outside Japan        294,382*   +4.1%      1,439,686   +11.0%
Worldwide Total      347,782    -2.6%      1,730,974    -3.4%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America        155,507*   +3.1%        772,595    +3.3%
   (USA)             114,403*   +6.1%        566,558    +4.7%
Europe                 7,452   -53.2%         62,048   -11.2%
Asia                 116,958*  +16.1%        535,891   +29.0%
  (China)             59,364*  +10.0%        275,324    -3.7%
Others                14,465    -6.0%         69,152    +8.5%
Overseas Total       294,382*   +4.1%      1,439,686   +11.0%
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* Record high for May

Production in Japan for the month of May 2013 experienced a year-on-year
decrease for the sixth consecutive month (since December 2012). 
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for
the 16th consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high
production for the month of May. This includes record high production for the
month of May in North America, USA, Asia, and China. 
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in
two months (since March 2013). 


Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type                 May 2013       Year-to-Date Total
                       Units   vs.'12           (Jan-May 2013)
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Registrations         18,310   -42.0%       129,034    -42.4%
Mini-Vehicles         27,128    +3.0%       179,026    +35.8%
Honda Brand Total     45,438   -21.5%       308,060    -13.4%
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Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of May 2013
experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth consecutive month (since
January 2013). 
New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 10th
consecutive month (since August 2012). 
Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 17th
consecutive month (since January 2012). 
- Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles -
Fit was the industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle
registrations for the month of May 2013 with sales of 9,418 units. Freed was
the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 4,291 units. 
- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc -
N BOX was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle
category for the month of May 2013 with sales of 14,627 units. N-ONE was the
industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 8,300 units. 


Exports from Japan
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                              May 2013       Year-to-Date Total
                        Units   vs.'12           (Jan-May 2013)
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North America           8,266   -29.1%         43,843   -40.3%
   (USA)                8,011   -29.9%         42,874   -40.3%
Europe                    236   -91.7%          2,363   -81.4%
Asia                      579   -79.8%          4,436   -79.2%
Others                  2,205   -39.1%          8,290   -63.6%
Total                  11,286   -46.2%         58,932   -54.8%
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Total exports from Japan in May 2013 experienced a year-on-year decrease for
the 11th 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
Media Inquiries
corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp
+81-3-5412-1512 
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