Q: How do you view the mining machinery operation? The Demand outlook for mining machinery in FY2014 seems to be at the same level with the previous year. However, the net sales outlook of Hitachi Construction Machinery in FY2014 suggests an increase to ¥135 billion as compared to FY2013 result of ¥126.8 billion. Please tell us about the background of the presented sales plan.
A: The market remains adverse due to the downturn in resource prices, and we anticipated that the demand would be at the same level as the previous fiscal year. On the other hand, in accordance with the FY2014 plan of the Company, we are earnestly striving to expand sales of the full line-up of dump trucks. Also, we have an order backlog of approximately 30% in ultra-large hydraulic excavators and a backlog of approximately 50% in dump trucks, including the orders with originally scheduled deliveries in FY2013. These order backlogs are incorporated to the presented sales plan.