Honda Sets Monthly 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 month of May 2018.

Worldwide Production

May 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-May 2018)
Units vs.’17 Units vs.’17
Japan 65,100 +8.6% 351,475 +6.3%
Outside of Japan 370,748 * +1.0% 1,880,476 +3.9%
Worldwide Total 435,848 * +2.1% 2,231,951 +4.3%

* Record high for the month of May

Production Outside of Japan

May 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-May 2018)
Units vs.’17 Units vs.’17
North America 160,878 -3.0% 821,491 +3.1%
(USA) 100,373 -7.0% 539,612 +4.9%
Europe 13,089 -1.4% 73,299 +1.6%
Asia 182,183 * +6.2% 904,002 +4.1%
(China) 111,525 * +6.2% 582,927 +6.2%
Others 14,598 -11.4% 81,684 +12.2%
Overseas Total 370,748 * +1.0% 1,880,476 +3.9%

* Record high for the month of May

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since April 2018), setting record high production for the month of May. This includes record high production for the month of May in Asia and China.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since April 2018), also setting record high production for the month of May.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type May 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. – May 2018)
Units vs.’17 Units vs.’17
Registrations 25,827 +2.7% 165,933 -0.7%
Mini-Vehicles 25,810 +13.0% 157,168 +5.9%
Honda Brand Total 51,637 +7.6% 323,101 +2.4%

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

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since March 2018).

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

<Vehicle registrations – excluding mini-vehicles>

FREED was the industry’s eighth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of May 2018 with sales of 5,869 units. Fit was the industry’s 10th best-selling car with sales of 5,716 units.

<Mini-vehicles – under 660cc>

N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of May 2018 with sales of 18,817 units.

Exports from Japan

May 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. – May 2018)
Units vs.’17 Units vs.’17
North America 4,994 +135.7% 31,058 +155.9%
(USA) 4,902 +139.7% 30,649 +157.9%
Europe 1,938 -29.2% 14,296 +32.7%
Asia 517 -44.2% 5,594 +35.0%
Others 843 +22.5% 4,248 +15.0%
Total 8,292 +28.2% 55,196 +79.5%

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

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