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

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2018.

Worldwide Production

January 2018
 Units vs.’17
Japan 61,693 -1.9%
Outside of Japan 411,302 * +17.6%
Worldwide Total 472,995 * +14.6%

* Record high for month of January

Production Outside of Japan

January 2018
 Units vs.’17
North America 172,951 * +9.2%
 (USA) 113,021 * +10.1%
Europe 16,191 +5.8%
Asia 207,211 * +26.5%
(China) 136,699 * +33.4%
Others 14,949 +20.9%
Overseas Total 411,302 * +17.6%

* Record high for month of January

Production in Japan for the month of January 2018 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifh consecutive month (since September 2017).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since May 2017), setting record high production for the month of January. This includes record high production for the month of January in North America, USA, Asia and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since May 2017), also setting record high production for the month of January.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type January 2018
 Units vs.’17
Registrations 28,092 -7.4%
Mini-Vehicles 28,317 -2.9%
Honda Brand Total 56,409 -5.2%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of January 2018 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since December 2017).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth consecutive month (since September 2017).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in five months (since August 2017).

<Vehicle registrations – excluding mini-vehicles>
FIT
was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January 2018 with sales of 7,012 units. FREED was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 6,050 units.

<Mini-vehicles – under 660cc>
N-BOX
was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of January 2018 with sales of 19,309 units. N-WGN was the industry’s tenth best-selling car with sales of 5,226 units.

Exports from Japan

January 2018
 Units vs.’17
North America 3,038 +56.2%
 (USA) 2,984 +56.6%
Europe 3,863 +107.7%
Asia 1,379 +161.7%
Others 738 +29.0%
Total 9,018 +83.9%

Total exports from Japan in January 2018 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in eight months (since May 2017).

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