Q: Net sales forecast for FY2014 is downwardly revised for ¥60 billion. What are the main factors?
A: Demand for construction machinery in China has been much lower than the previous year during the first quarter under review, and we predict that this trend will continue. Additionally, due to economic decline in resource-rich countries and the political uncertainty in Thailand, we anticipate the demand in the Asia-Pacific region will be lower than the original forecast. We also revised the mining machinery demand forecast downwardly to a decrease of 20% or more on a year-on-year basis. Affected by such business environment degradation, we revised the net sales forecast downwardly to ¥740 billion, which is ¥60 billion lower than the original forecast.