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Old 11-30-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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OKYO - November 30, 2008: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic market sales, and export results for the month of October 2008, including all-time records for any month for worldwide auto production.

Production
Production in Japan for the month of October 2008 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since September 2008), setting an all-time record for the month of October.
Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since August 2008), although production in North America set an all-time record for any month and production in Asia and China set all-time records for the month of October.
Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since September 2008), setting an all-time record for any month.



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Due to strong sales of Fit and Freed, total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of October 2008, experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since August 2008).



New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the 12th consecutive month (since November 2007).



Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the eighth consecutive month(since March 2008).
Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October 2008, with sales of 12,188 units. Freed was the industry's fourth best-selling car with sales of 8,037 units.



Mini-vehicles - under 660cc
Life was the industry's sixth best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of October 2008, with sales of 5,379 units. Zest was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 2,969 units.
Exports from Japan
Total exports from Japan in October 2008 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since August 2008).
PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units vs.07 Units vs.07
Japan 126,134 +4.6% 1,041,708 -5.5%
Outside of Japan 242,111 -0.2% 2,312,175 +7.7%
Worldwide Total 368,245 +1.4% 3,353,883 +3.2%
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Production Outside of Japan
October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units vs.07 Units vs.07
North America 135,264 +0.6% 1,231,092 +1.8%
(USA) 95,644 -0.2% 857,744 -0.2%
Europe 21,640 -17.2% 199,329 +1.1%
Asia 70,276 +4.1% 725,534 +14.2%
(China) 42,332 +4.3% 436,979 +18.6%
Others 14,931 +2.5% 156,220 +49.0%
Overseas Total 242,111 -0.2% 2,312,175 +7.7%
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Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units vs.07 Units vs.07
Registrations 33,418 +10.1% 366,629 +13.3%
Mini Vehicles 12,306 -14.4% 162,982 -12.6%
Honda Brand Total 45,724 +2.2% 529,611 +3.8%
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Export from Japan
October Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Oct. 2008)
Units vs.07 Units vs.07
North America 29,649 -25.1% 296,493 -13.9%
(USA) 26,084 -29.5% 277,372 -14.4%
Europe 18,550 +166.4% 108,870 +10.9%
Asia 3,609 +14.5% 34,140 +47.2%
Others 11,640 -16.0% 106,163 -10.8%
Total 63,448 -0.2% 545,666 -6.7%
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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But, but, but... The ECONOMY?...

Honda must be feeling so "I told you so" about now.
Looks like "Asia" - India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Korea etc. and China are saving their bacon. Everything else is pretty much either flat or down.
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