Honda Motor Company has announced its worldwide production results for the month of June 2017 and the first half of the calendar year (H1 2017).

Starting with the former, Honda managed to achieve a new record high for the month of June 2017 by producing 446,376 units worldwide, a 5% increase from the same month last year. From that figure, 375,282 units originated from outside of Japan (+4.8% from June 2016), whilst 71,094 units were produced in Japan (+5.9% from June 2016).

Looking into production outside of Japan, Asia contributed the most to June’s impressive results with 182,499 units, a 14% gain from June 2016. This is followed by North America with 164,326 units (-6.8%), China with 127,848 units (+34.7%), USA with 109,580 units (-4.9%), Europe with 13,238 units (+23.5%) and others with 15,219 units (+37.8%).

Honda also managed to set another record in terms of performance for the first half of the year, with worldwide production hitting 2,586,855 units in H1 2017, a gain of 4.2% from the same period last year.

Honda’s production in Japan for H1 2017 amounted to 401,684 units (+2.4%), while 2,185,171 units were produced outside Japan (+4.5%). Similar to the month-specific performance mentioned above, Asia contributed the most with 1,050,783 units produced in H1 2017, followed by North America, China, USA, others and Europe.

Despite the record production figures, exports from Japan to other markets experienced a decline of 44.8% to just 8,805 units. H1 2017 also saw a 41.3% drop in exports, stopping at 39,552 units at the end of the January-June 2017 period.

Lastly, Honda’s sales performance in its domestic market didn’t see much change between June 2017 and June 2016, with a marginal decline of just 0.1% to 61,090 units. Looking at the bigger picture, 1H 2017 sales performance is an improvement from H1 2016, with 376,619 registrations (+1.7%).

The N-Box was cited as the industry’s top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the first six months of 2017 with sales of 106,234 units. Meanwhile, the Freed was the industry’s fifth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations, and the Fit (Jazz) was ninth in the same period.