Orders received - local currency March 2010 Group total +28% Effect of cancellations +5%, structural change +1% A B A = Portion of sales, Year-to-date, % B = Year-to-date vs. prev. year, % 10 +60 16 +47 35 +7 12 +16 21 +37 6 +76
The overall demand for the Group’s products and services is expected to improve somewhat from current levels.
Demand in most emerging markets is foreseen to develop favorably in all business areas. Demand in North America is expected to increase gradually, whereas Europe is expected to remain largely unchanged.
“ Some statements herein are forward-looking and the actual outcome could be materially different. In addition to the factors explicitly commented upon, the actual outcome could be materially and adversely affected by other factors such as the effect of economic conditions, exchange-rate and interest-rate movements, political risks, the impact of competing products and their pricing, product development, commercialization and technological difficulties, supply disturbances, and major customer credit losses.”