Domestic shipments of computers and computer peripherals are projected to total 6.852 trillion yen in fiscal 2001, up 4 percent from the 6.606 trillion yen projected for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2001, an industry group said Tuesday.

The margin of growth in fiscal 2001 is likely to decelerate from the projected 5 percent for fiscal 2000 due to sluggish sales of large computers and a continued decline in the prices of both computers and their peripherals, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association said.

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