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

December 26, 2018, Japan

Corporate

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

Worldwide Production

  November 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Nov. 2018)
Units vs.'17 Units vs.'17
Japan 86,283   +9.4% 809,427 +9.3%
Outside of Japan 406,482* +0.9% 4,125,893 +1.4%
Worldwide Total  492,765* +2.3% 4,935,320 +2.6%

*Record high for the month of November

Production Outside of Japan

  November 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan.-Nov. 2018)
Units vs.'17 Units vs.'17
North America 165,899* +4.1% 1,696,611 -1.5%
(USA) 111,412* +9.9% 1,157,332 +3.3%
Europe 13,923   -14.2% 150,402 -3.2%
Asia 212,058   -0.2% 2,102,822 +3.6%
(China) 146,914* +3.6% 1,363,979 +4.3%
Others 14,602   -1.6% 176,058 +10.0%
Overseas Total 406,482* +0.9% 4,125,893 +1.4%

*Record high for the month of November

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

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since October 2018), also setting record high production for the month of November. This includes record high production for the month of November in North America, USA and China.

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

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type November 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2018)
Units vs.'17 Units vs.'17
Registrations 32,344 +3.8% 350,460 -1.2%
Mini-Vehicles 31,837 +7.8% 342,936 +8.2%
Honda Brand Total 64,181 +5.7% 693,396 +3.3%

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

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

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

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit
was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of November 2018 with sales of 7,983 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX
was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of November 2018 with sales of 19,485 units.

Exports from Japan

  November 2018 Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Nov. 2018)
Units vs.'17 Units vs.'17
North America 13,827 +460.5% 76,985 +217.5%
(USA) 13,827 +486.6% 76,455 +225.0%
Europe 4,768 +3.4% 55,144 +98.4%
Asia 677 -30.1% 10,226 +7.6%
Others 467 -54.9% 9,630 +35.8%
Total 19,739 +117.4% 151,985 +121.5%

Total exports from Japan in November 2018 experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since January 2018).