Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records in North America and United States
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Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Production Records in North America and United States

Tokyo, Nov 29, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2012.
Worldwide Production
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October 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-Oct 2012)
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Japan 80,053 -15.8% 897,341 +59.2%
Outside Japan 266,076* +20.2% 2,608,211 +41.6%
Worldwide Total 346,129 +9.4% 3,505,552 +45.7%
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Production Outside of Japan
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North America 161,142** +28.6% 1,436,054 +57.1%
(USA) 118,599** +29.1% 1,034,958 +50.0%
Europe 15,088 +6.8% 136,006 +53.8%
Asia 73,611 -0.6% 895,977 +18.9%
(China) 26,302 -54.2% 546,734 +7.6%
Others 16,235 +105.3% 140,174 +62.4%
Overseas Total 266,076* +20.2% 2,608,211 +41.6%
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* Record high for October
** Record high for any month

Production in Japan for the month of October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since September 2012).

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

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth consecutive month (since January 2012).
Sales in the Japanese Market
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Vehicle Type October 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-Oct 2012)
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Registrations 20,004 -45.0% 385,428 +22.5%
Mini-Vehicles 23,886 +131.7% 264,797 +149.0%
Honda Brand Total 43,890 -5.9% 650,225 +54.4%
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Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since September 2012).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since August 2012).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth 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 October 2012 with sales of 9,317 units. Freed was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 4,591 units.

- Mini-vehicles - under 660cc
N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2012 with sales of 18,203 units.
Exports from Japan
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October 2012 Year-to-Date Total
Units vs.'11 (Jan-Oct 2012)
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North America 3,919 -84.8% 112,386 -13.4%
(USA) 3,855 -84.8% 109,844 -12.6%
Europe 1,235 -61.3% 17,342 -38.1%
Asia 905 +12.7% 30,109 +156.0%
Others 821 -63.7% 30,252 +40.5%
Total 6,880 -78.5% 190,089 -0.6%
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Total exports from Japan in October 2012 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth 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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Nov 29, 2012
Source: Honda

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

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