Please turn to slide five. I will now compare our second quarter result with our results of last years in more detail. Changes in the exchange rate had a negative impact on both net sales and operating profit. As for changes in sales volumes, the effect was positive compared with the second quarter last year’s period, which reflects the impact of the earthquake.In the other categories, the negative figures under the net sales represent price declines. This negative figures and the operating profit represents price declines and the increases in expenses to expand sales. Through this effort we achieved net sales and operating profit growth reserving the impacts of the Yen’s appreciations.
Canon's Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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