Komatsu Ltd. Consolidated Results for the First Quarter 2012

Annual revenue and profit outlook lowered on falling demand in China and Indonesia

Komatsu Ltd., the world's second largest construction equipment manufacturer, first-quarter earnings dropped 42 percent on lower sales in China and a slowdown in Indonesia. 

Rising demand for construction equipment in Japan and North America failed to compensate for the reduced sales in China, where demand for hydraulic excavators, for example, fell to about half.