Although the size of the market for digital SLR cameras for the year ended March 2011 grew by approximately 30% compared to the same period the previous year, sales for the Nikon Group fell below market growth due to the effect of production delays during a certain time of the period. However, we expanded our market share in the 4Q period in all regions compared to the previous quarter. In particular, Nikon gained top share of this market in the US during the 4Q. On the other hand, despite only slight growth in the compact digital camera market, Nikon achieved a considerable increase in sales in this market. Uncertainty concerning the parts supply chain following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami makes it difficult at present to draw up any accurate forecasts for the current period.