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Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in North America, and in Asia


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2013-02-27 08:02:27 -

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
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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

<BR /><BR />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 world.honda.com.

Contact:corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp +81-3-5412-1512

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