Honda Sets All-Time July Record for Worldwide Production and Achieves All-Time Monthly Record for Asian Production
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Honda Sets All-Time July Record for Worldwide Production and Achieves All-Time Monthly Record for Asian Production

Tokyo, Aug 29, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2012.
Worldwide Production
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July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-July 2012)
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Japan 88,410 +24.9% 675,627 +100.3%
Outside Japan 256,770* +88.9% 1,832,368 +56.3%
Worldwide Total 345,180* +67.0% 2,507,995 +66.2%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America 107,275 +117.5% 1,001,471 +78.8%
(USA) 75,184 +100.2% 721,849 +73.1%
Europe 17,478 +200.4% 99,839 +76.4%
Asia 117,482** +56.4% 638,269 +29.6%
(China) 69,310* +27.7% 419,804 +26.7%
Others 14,535 +156.9% 92,789 +47.2%
Overseas Total 256,770* +88.9% 1,832,368 +56.3%
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* Record high for July
** Record high for any month

Production in Japan for the month of July 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since December 2011).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of July. This includes an all-time monthly record for July production in China, and an all-time monthly record production for any month in Asia.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since January 2012), setting record high production for the month of July.
Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-July 2012)
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Registrations 45,625 +35.3% 314,859 +50.3%
Mini-Vehicles 28,981 +168.2% 190,661 +153.4%
Honda Brand Total 74,606 +67.6% 505,520 +77.6%
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Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of July 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since January 2012).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the eleventh consecutive month (since September 2011).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh 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 July 2012 with sales of 24,157 units. Freed was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 9,905 units. Step WGN was the industry's eighth best-selling car with 7,950 units.

- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc -
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2012 with sales of 21,837 units.
Exports from Japan
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July 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-July 2012)
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North America 10,725 -26.6% 95,385 +21.4%
(USA) 10,638 -25.5% 93,399 +23.8%
Europe 1,168 -74.8% 14,975 -9.6%
Asia 1,547 +38.2% 25,085 +182.5%
Others 1,797 +16.3% 27,284 +76.2%
Total 15,237 -30.5% 162,729 +36.2%
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Total exports from Japan in July 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in seven months.

About Honda

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC) 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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Aug 29, 2012
Source: Honda

Honda (TSE: 7267) (FTSE: HNDA) (U.S: HMC)

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