In the year ending March 31, 2005, approximately 62 million units are expected to be sold worldwide. On a unit basis, Nikon' s market share is anticipated to be approximately 11%. The market is projected to expand to 74 million units in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006.
By product type, the digital SLR camera market, sales of which were 1.2 million units in the year ended March 31, 2004, is forecast to more than double, to 2.5 million units, in the current fiscal year, and continue to sharply increase in the following fiscal year to around 4 million units.
Nikon is aiming for the top position in the digital SLR market with a share of 40% or more.