03 September 2015

Honda Global Production Car/LCV By Nation : 2011-14

The new HR-V gets people dreaming

Honda is an independently minded company, with few - if any - collaborations. It is very successful in Asia and North America but is floundering in Europe. It has a conservative corporate culture, although it wants to shake off that image with its cars. It was considered innovative and interesting before, so why not be that way now?

Honda has 5.4% of the global market in production, up from 5.2% in 2013. Although the data includes LCVs, it is just about exclusively a passenger car making company. 54% of the production volume is in Asia, 43% within the Americas and the remaining 3% from Europe. It has worked hard in Latin America in the last few years to increase its presence there, but refuses to buy into the discount war that is the European scene.

The Civic Hatch certainly has the style

68% of units made are from three countries but Honda is not as China dependent as some car makers, which is healthy. The UK is to become a Civic model producer only (5 door Hatchback) with global reach to add volume and presumably greater profitability through this simplification.


11 12 13 14 Nation 2011 2012 2013 2014 %

1 1 1 1 USA 823,650 1,219,326 1,309,917 1,268,904 28%

2 2 2 2 Japan 710,621 1,029,313 840,650 958,179 21%

3 3 3 3 China 646,208 617,399 788,161 856,073 19%

4 4 4 4 Canada 234,051 409,949 408,124 393,007 9%

9 8 8 5 India 44,767 75,768 118,997 184,656 4%

10 9 9 6 Indonesia 41,694 66,426 87,644 160,430 4%

8 10 10 7 Mexico 45,426 61,813 63,172 145,213 3%

5 5 5 8 Thailand 103,427 225,094 273,156 143,434 3%

7 7 7 9 Brazil 82,458 135,894 136,257 127,508 3%

6 6 6 10 UK 97,459 165,606 140,094 119,995 3%

11 11 11 11 Malaysia 23,540 29,373 47,957 75,484 2%

12 13 13 12 Taiwan 19,495 19,764 23,876 25,516 1%

13 14 14 13 Pakistan 14,620 14,841 23,086 22,200 0%

14 12 12 14 Turkey 12,341 21,850 14,813 11,633 0%

15 16 16 15 Philippines 6,379 7,536 7,360 8,040 0%

17 15 15 16 Argentina 895 8,492 11,182 6,756 0%

16 17 17 17 Vietnam 1,985 2,413 3,944 6,741 0%





Total 2,909,016 4,110,857 4,298,390 4,513,769 5%

Data source: OICA.

2 comments:

Grunt said...

I had no clue that Honda was selling anywhere near those numbers.
I know that the company is much bigger outside of Europe, but that the delta would be so big...

RayCee Smith said...

Hi Grunt.

In some Asian lands Honda rivals Toyota for number one, such is their reputation.