Honda Sets Monthly Records for Worldwide Automobile Production

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2019.

Worldwide Production

January 2019
Unitsvs.’18
Japan76,776  +24.4%
Outside of Japan399,447  -3.1%
Worldwide Total 476,223*+0.5%

* Record high for month of January

Production Outside of Japan

January 2019
Unitsvs.’18
North America168,921-2.3%
(USA)112,118-0.8%
Europe14,269-11.9%
Asia201,168-2.9%
(China)133,683-2.2%
Others15,089-5.6%
Overseas Total399,447-3.1%

Production in Japan for the month of January 2019 experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month (since July 2018).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the second consecutive month (since December 2018).

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since November 2018), also setting record high production for the month of January.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle typeJanuary 2019
Unitsvs.’18
Registrations30,087+7.1%
Mini-Vehicles31,251+10.4%
Honda Brand Total61,338+8.7%

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of January 2019 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since October 2018).

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

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

<Vehicle registrations – excluding mini-vehicles>
FREED
was the industry’s seventh best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January 2019 with sales of 6,699 units.

<Mini-vehicles – under 660cc>
N-BOX
was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of January 2019 with sales of 19,192 units.

Exports from Japan

January 2019
Unitsvs.’18
North America8,157+168.5%
(USA)8,040+169.4%
Europe9,126+136.2%
Asia607-56.0%
Others622-15.7%
Total18,512+105.3%

Total exports from Japan in January 2019 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 13th consecutive month (since January 2018).