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As of December 2018
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  December 2018 Accumulated total from January to December 2018
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 414,332  80,555  94%  94%  4,780,071  942,423  101%  106% 
Total of primary batteries 261,810  9,849  94%  97%  2,895,993  100,439  102%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 69,830  983  89%  83%  777,524  11,398  91%  83% 
Alkaline batteries 115,939  5,714  101%  101%  1,130,208  50,700  113%  107% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 23,280  1,862  136%  126%  181,291  14,436  114%  111% 
Lithium batteries 76,041  3,152  91%  94%  988,261  38,341  100%  98% 
Total of secondary batteries 152,522  70,706  93%  94%  1,884,078  841,984  101%  107% 
Lead-acid batteries 3,253  20,194  98%  107%  32,298  196,984  99%  106% 
For vehicles 2,634  14,336  98%  107%  24,904  129,676  100%  108% 
Others 619  5,858  99%  107%  7,394  67,308  96%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 45,560  14,784  94%  97%  519,356  182,789  100%  103% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 42,486  14,156  99%  99%  476,441  174,400  101%  105% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,074  628  58%  59%  42,915  8,389  86%  74% 
Lithium-ion batteries 103,709  35,728  93%  87%  1,332,424  462,211  101%  109% 
EV 61,717  23,638  107%  93%  839,287  321,493  110%  120% 
Others 41,992  12,090  77%  76%  493,137  140,718  89%  91% 
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.
Statistical data of AA and AAA sizes of alkaline dry batteries have not disclosed as from September, 2017.