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Honda Sets All-Time Calendar Year Production Records for Automobile Production

Honda Sets All-Time Calendar Year Production Records for Automobile Production

02.02.2018: ... Worldwide, Overseas, in Asia and China Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export

... 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 calendar year 2017 as well as for the month of December 2017.




Worldwide Production




Calendar Year 2017     December 2017 Units     vs.'16     Units     vs.'16

Japan     817,500       -0.3%     76,758       -1.5%
Outside of Japan     4,419,342 *1     +5.8%     351,676 *2     +6.0%
Worldwide Total      5,236,842 *1     +4.8%     428,434 *2     +4.6%




*1 Record high for calendar year
*2 Record high for month of December





Production Outside of Japan



Calendar Year 2017     December 2017 Units     vs.'16     Units     vs.'16


North America     1,851,431       -5.4%     129,123       +1.0%
 (USA)     1,207,818       -6.4%     87,111       -3.1%
Europe     166,228       +24.2%     10,835       -1.5%
Asia     2,228,191 *1     +14.8%     198,222 *2     +10.0%
(China)     1,441,928 *1     +19.2%     134,204 *2     +3.9%
Others     173,492       +17.2%     13,496       +7.7%
Overseas Total     4,419,342 *1     +5.8%     351,676 *2     +6.0%




*1 Record high for calendar year
*2 Record high for month of December






Calendar Year of 2017




Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since 2015).



Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since 2012), setting an all-time record for calendar year production. This includes all-time records for calendar year production in Asia, and China.



Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive year (since 2012), setting an all-time record for calendar year production.





December 2017



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



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



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






Sales in the Japanese Market




Vehicle type     Calendar Year 2017     December 2017 Units     vs.'16     Units     vs.'16



Registrations     381,776      -0.5%     27,175     -5.2%
Mini-Vehicles     343,015      +6.1%     26,141     +0.3%
Honda Brand Total     724,791      +2.5%     53,316     -2.6%





Calendar Year of 2017




Total domestic automobile sales in the calendar year 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in three years (since 2014).



Sales of new vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since 2015).



Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in four years (since 2013).




<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>



FREED was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the calendar year 2017 with sales of 104,402 units. FIT was the industry’s sixth best-selling car with sales of 97,938 units.



<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>


N-BOX was the industry’s Top-selling car among mini-vehicles for the calendar year 2017 with sales of 218,485 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 75,592 units.






December 2017



Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of December 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in six months (since June 2017).



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



Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since September 2017).






<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>




FIT was the industry’s sixth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of December 2017 with sales of 7,104 units.




<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>


N-BOX was the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of December 2017 with sales of 18,458 units. N-WGN was the industry’s eighth best-selling car with sales of 4,949 units.





Exports from Japan



Calendar Year 2017     December 2017 Units     vs.'16     Units     vs.'16



North America     27,560     -66.7%     3,316     -65.8%
(USA)     26,743     -67.4%     3,218     -66.8%
Europe     34,575     -14.9%     6,787     +68.9%
Asia     10,731     -18.1%     1,224     +55.9%
Others     8,195     -23.2%     1,106     +12.9%

Total     81,061     -44.9%     12,433     -19.7%




Calendar Year of 2017



Total exports from Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in three years (since 2014).




December 2017




Total exports from Japan in December 2017 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the seventh consecutive month (since June 2017).





- Honda -

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