Honda Sets All-Time August Records for Worldwide Production and Overseas Production
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Honda Sets All-Time August Records for Worldwide Production and Overseas Production

Tokyo, Sept 26, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of August 2012.
Worldwide Production
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August 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-Aug 2012)
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Japan 69,461 +23.3% 745,088 +89.3%
Outside Japan 262,926* +28.2% 2,095,294 +52.1%
Worldwide Total 332,387* +27.1% 2,840,382 +60.4%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America 148,814* +36.0% 1,150,285 +71.8%
(USA) 108,023* +19.3% 829,872 +63.5%
Europe 7,371 +53.1% 107,210 +74.6%
Asia 49,893 -10.2% 469,697 +21.4%
(China) 49,893 -10.2% 469,697 +21.4%
Others 17,298 +110.2% 110,087 +54.4%
Overseas Total 262,926* +28.2% 2,095,294 +52.1%
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* Record high for August

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since February 2012), setting record high production for the month of August. This includes an all-time monthly record for August production in North America, the United States, and Asia.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since January 2012), setting record high production for the month of August.
Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type August 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-Aug 2012)
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Registrations 24,372 -4.6% 339,231 +44.4%
Mini-Vehicles 23,076 +164.5% 213,737 +154.6%
Honda Brand Total 47,448 +38.5% 552,968 +73.4%
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Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of August 2012 experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since January 2012).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in a year (since August 2011).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth 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 August 2012 with sales of 12,249 units. Freed was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 5,633 units.

- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc -
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of August 2012 with sales of 17,311 units.
Exports from Japan
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August 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-Aug 2012)
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North America 7,932 -36.4% 103,317 +13.5%
(USA) 7,827 -37.0% 101,226 +15.2%
Europe 444 -81.3% 15,419 -18.6%
Asia 1,591 +226.0% 26,676 +184.8%
Others 824 -54.6% 28,108 +62.5%
Total 10,791 -37.1% 173,520 +27.0%
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Total exports from Japan in August 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since July 2012).

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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Sept 26, 2012
Source: Honda

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

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