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Honda Sets All-Time Annual Records for Worldwide, and Overseas Auto Production.

Tokyo, Japan, Jan 26, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced its automobile production, domestic sales, and export results for the calendar year 2006 as well as for the month of December 2006.

Production

Calendar Year of 2006:

For the tenth consecutive year since 1997, worldwide production increased from the previous year. Honda achieved an all-time calendar year record for worldwide production.

Domestic production experienced its third consecutive year-on-year increase since calendar year 2004 due to an increase in production for overseas markets.

Due mainly to increased production in North America and Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the tenth consecutive year since calendar year 1997. Honda set a new all-time calendar year record for overseas production as well as for production in North America, Asia and China.

December 2006:

Due to an increase both in domestic and overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventeenth consecutive month since August 2005. Honda also achieved a new monthly record for the month of December.

Due primarily to increased production for overseas markets, domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month since June 2006. Honda also set a new monthly record for the month of December.

Due mainly to increased production in Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventeenth consecutive month since August 2005. Honda also set a new monthly record for the month of December for overseas production as well as for production in Asia and China.

Japan Domestic Sales

Calendar Year of 2006:

Total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decline for the second consecutive year since calendar year 2005.

Due to decreased sales of Air Wave and Odyssey, new vehicle registrations in calendar year 2006 experienced a year-on-year decline for the second consecutive year since calendar year 2005.

Due mainly to an increase in sales of Zest, mini-vehicle sales exceeded the total from the previous year for the first time in the last two years since calendar year 2004.

December 2006:

Total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month since November 2006.

Due to a decrease in sales of Air Wave and Odyssey, new vehicle registrations in December experienced a year-on-year decline for the ninth consecutive month since April 2006.

Due mainly to increased sales of Zest, mini-vehicle sales experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month since November 2006.

Vehicle registrations - excluding mini vehicles

Fit was the industry's second best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of December, with sales of 7,670 units. Step Wagon ranked as the industry's third best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of December, with sales of 7,503 units.

Mini vehicles - under 660cc

Life was the industry's third best selling car among mini-vehicles, with sales of 10,256 units and ranked as Honda's best selling car for the month of December. Zest was the industry's seventh best selling car for the month of December, with sales of 6,827 units.

Exports from Japan

Calendar Year of 2006:

Due primarily to an increase in exports to North America, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive year since calendar year 2004.

December 2006:

Due mainly to increased exports to North America, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive month since June 2006.
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 Calendar Year 2006 December *Fiscal Year 2007
 (Quarters 1-3)
 Units Vs.2005 Units Vs.2005 Units Vs.2006
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Production

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Domestic (CBU+CKD) 1,332,886 +5.6% 116,378 +14.8% 1,003,283 +9.8%
Overseas (CBU only) 2,300,947 +7.1% 166,867 +1.2% 1,724,836 +6.2%
Worldwide Total 3,633,813 +6.6% 283,245 +6.4% 2,728,119 +7.5%
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Production by Region

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North America 1,385,693 +2.7% 94,115 -5.6% 1,022,577 +1.6%
(USA only) 974,380 +3.7% 67,572 -3.2% 715,952 +1.6%
Europe 184,412 -1.3% 12,167 -10.3% 132,543 -3.9%
Asia 635,833 +18.7% 53,327 +16.0% 496,299 +18.1%
(China only) 352,551 +32.0% 31,044 +39.0% 279,115 +30.0%
Others 95,009 +23.8% 7,258 +28.4% 73,417 +25.2%
Overseas Total 2,300,947 +7.1% 166,867 +1.2% 1,724,836 +6.2%
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Japan Domestic Sales

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Registrations 417,587 -10.6% 34,490 -1.6% 296,493 -14.3%
Mini Vehicles 284,660 +15.3% 28,654 +64.2% 221,503 +23.4%
Honda Brand Total 702,242 -1.7% 63,144 +20.3% 517,996 -1.4%
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Exports from Japan

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North America 352,620 +40.1% 33,319 +44.3% 267,434 +50.2%
(USA only) 320,773 +42.7% 31,724 +45.9% 244,282 +53.3%
Europe 134,668 -4.8% 13,779 -15.0% 94,487 -10.1%
Asia 19,112 +13.7% 1,629 +28.6% 14,216 +17.0%
Others 121,552 +7.8% 12,041 +9.8% 96,171 +9.4%
Total 627,952 +20.1% 60,768 +18.0% 472,308 +23.3%
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*(April 2006-March 2007)


About Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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