But we offset the negative impact fully through the sales increase and cost-savings.

In addition, vehicle demand in Indonesia has weakened recently due to the adverse impact of surging gasoline prices, which is a further reason for the downgrade in our sales plan.

The latest results show that our profit-generating capabilities have improved further, as we saw a profit turnaround even as we were boosting expenses to upgrade our production capacity in order to cope with surging global demand.

We are expanding all at once to meet the strong global demand for our vehicles. This year's capital expenditure is at the peak.

Compared with the first and second quarters, operating income strongly improved in the third quarter, exceeding the results of the same period last year.

We aim to exceed last year's totals for consolidated revenue and earnings.

We are now spending heavily to upgrade production capacity in order to cope with the robust demand for our vehicles all over the world.