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As of February 2017
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  February 2017 Accumulated total from January to February 2017
Quantity Amount y-o-y change in quantity y-o-y change in amount Quantity Amount y-o-y change in quantity y-o-y change in amount
Total of all batteries 356,869  70,520  103%  97%  665,235  138,499  101%  98% 
Total of primary batteries 216,457  7,575  109%  102%  388,281  13,763  101%  101% 
Silver oxide batteries 67,651  1,139  139%  128%  116,225  1,976  101%  97% 
Alkaline batteries 73,575  3,352  97%  98%  133,746  6,040  107%  109% 
AA size 38,521  1,487  94%  93%  71,122  2,782  105%  105% 
AAA size 23,353  935  95%  92%  40,404  1,558  104%  100% 
Others 11,701  930  108%  112%  22,220  1,700  120%  126% 
Lithium batteries 75,231  3,084  102%  100%  138,310  5,747  97%  97% 
Total of secondary batteries 140,412  62,945  95%  96%  276,954  124,736  102%  98% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,835  16,220  106%  103%  5,633  32,000  104%  102% 
For vehicles 2,131  9,765  106%  105%  4,278  19,831  105%  103% 
Others 704  6,455  104%  101%  1,355  12,169  102%  100% 
Alkaline batteries 41,715  15,124  108%  109%  80,441  28,829  103%  100% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 37,581  14,108  113%  110%  72,172  26,861  107%  101% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,134  1,016  77%  94%  8,269  1,968  76%  89% 
Lithium-ion batteries 95,862  31,601  90%  89%  190,880  63,907  101%  95% 
EV 54,521  20,584  100%  92%  109,390  41,814  129%  105% 
Others 41,341  11,017  79%  83%  81,490  22,093  78%  80% 
Zinc carbon batteries are included in Others of Primary batteries as from Jan. 2011.
Small valve regulated lead-acid batteries are included in Others of Lead-acid batteries as from Jan. 2011.
Sealed-type of Alkaline batteries are included in other alkaline batteries as from Dec. 2009.
Motorcycle batteries are included in Others of Lead-acid batteries as from Jan. 2009.
In the 2011-2012 period, the "Silver oxide batteries" category included other primary batteries as well.
"Lithium-ion batteries" are divided into EV and Others as from 2012.
Until end of 2011, the lithium-ion battery category did not include lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.