Honda Sets All-Time Fiscal Year Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in Asia, and China

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 as well as for the month of March 2018.

Worldwide Production

Fiscal Year 2018
(’17 Apr. – ’18 Mar.)
March 2018
Units vs.FY17 Units vs.’17
Japan 829,216 +2.3% 82,789 +10.2%
Outside of Japan 4,457,834 *1 +4.9% 402,171 -2.4%
Worldwide Total 5,287,050 *1 +4.5% 484,960 -0.5%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year

Production Outside of Japan

Fiscal Year 2018
(’17 Apr. – ’18 Mar.)
March 2018
Units vs.FY17 Units vs.’17
North America 1,864,492 -3.7% 170,200 -3.2%
 (USA) 1,226,906 -3.5% 115,508 +3.1%
Europe 164,102 +10.0% 13,685 -18.3%
Asia 2,248,311 *1 +11.8% 199,798 -1.5%
(China) 1,468,617 *1 +15.6% 140,576 *2 +4.0%
Others 180,929 +18.9% 18,488 +9.7%
Overseas Total 4,457,834 *1 +4.9% 402,171 -2.4%

*1 Record high for all-time fiscal year
*2 Record high for month of March

Fiscal Year 2018 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2018)

Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2017).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time record for fiscal year production. This includes all-time records for fiscal year production in Asia, and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2013), setting an all-time record for fiscal year production.

March 2018

Production in Japan for the month of March 2018 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since February 2018).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since February 2018).This includes record high production for the month of March in China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since February 2018).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type Fiscal Year 2018
(’17 Apr. – ’18 Mar.)
March 2018
Units vs.FY17 Units vs.’17
Registrations 382,068 -0.9% 50,701 +1.7%
Mini-Vehicles 342,672 +5.4% 43,123 +0.5%
Honda Brand Total 724,740 +2.0% 93,824 +1.1%

Fiscal Year 2018 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2018)

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the fiscal year 2018 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2017).

Sales of new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since Fiscal Year 2016).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive year (since Fiscal Year 2017).

<Vehicle registrations – excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the fiscal year 2018 with sales of 99,732 units. FREED was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 95,479 units.

<Mini-vehicles – under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car among mini-vehicles for the fiscal year 2018 with sales of 223,456 units. N-WGN was the industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 69,892 units.

March 2018

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of March 2018 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since February 2018).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since February 2018).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since February 2018).

<Vehicle registrations – excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of March 2018 with sales of 12,503 units. FREED was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 11,052 units.

<Mini-vehicles – under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of March 2018 with sales of 26,852 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 10,408 units.

Exports from Japan

Fiscal Year 2018
(’17 Apr. – ’18 Mar.)
March 2018
Units vs.FY17 Units vs.’17
North America 36,278 -48.8% 7,292 +138.3%
(USA) 35,389 -49.5% 7,197 +137.1%
Europe 39,219 +11.2% 4,104 +148.1%
Asia 12,127 -9.1% 1,660 +77.9%
Others 8,738 -19.4% 766 +50.8%
Total 96,362 -26.0% 13,822 +124.6%

Fiscal Year 2018 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2018)

Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three years (since Fiscal Year 2015).

March 2018

Total exports from Japan in March 2018 experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since January 2018).

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