ITOCHU Corporation is a trading company. The Company operates in seven segments. Textile segment provides textile materials and products, clothing, interior items and others. Machinery segment deals with construction projects and machinery, ships and automobiles, among others. Metals segment develops metal mines and deals with ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Energy and Chemicals segment develops energy resources and deals with chemical products. Food segment produces and distributes food materials and various food. Living and Information segment deals with lumber, pulps, paper, gum, tire, cement and ceramics, among others. Others segment is engaged in exchange and securities dealing, securities investment. On March 18, 2014, the Company sold 8.45% equity in Showa Auto-Parts Vietnam Co., Ltd. On August 29, 2014, it sold all its 33% interests in a Japan-based associated company.