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JAPAN: Honda overseas output rises

By just-auto.com editorial team | 28 October 2008

Honda vehicle production worldwide increased 2.9% last month to 1,966,778 units as a 6.8% rise outside Japan to 1,360,844 units offset a 4.9% fall at 'home' to 605,394.

It was a similar pattern with calendar year-to date results - a 6.8% fall in Japan to 915,574 units was offset by a 8.7% rise to 2,070,064 units overseas for a total rise of 3.4% to 2,985,638 units.

Year to date, production in China was up 20.4% to 394,647 units. US output was down 0.2% to 762,100.

Exports to Asia from Japan were up 52.4% to 30,531 units; North America shipments fell 12.5% to 266,884.