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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  August 2018 Accumulated total from January to August 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 402,235  73,588  102%  104%  3,109,941  619,906  101%  110% 
Total of primary batteries 238,444  7,898  102%  96%  1,830,867  60,912  100%  97% 
Silver oxide batteries 66,625  953  88%  77%  507,741  7,531  88%  79% 
Alkaline batteries 86,336  3,684  109%  98%  656,021  27,866  109%  101% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 11,689  944  93%  91%  88,509  7,162  93%  97% 
Lithium batteries 85,483  3,261  110%  102%  667,105  25,515  101%  100% 
Total of secondary batteries 163,791  65,690  101%  106%  1,279,074  558,994  103%  111% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,379  14,617  101%  108%  20,653  123,789  100%  106% 
For vehicles 1,825  9,675  104%  111%  15,710  80,102  101%  108% 
Others 554  4,942  93%  103%  4,943  43,687  96%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 41,847  14,698  102%  111%  345,798  121,023  101%  103% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 38,806  14,130  104%  115%  315,826  115,174  101%  105% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,041  568  81%  61%  29,972  5,849  95%  79% 
Lithium-ion batteries 119,565  36,375  101%  102%  912,623  314,182  104%  117% 
EV 85,210  27,474  113%  116%  578,179  218,836  113%  127% 
Others 34,355  8,901  80%  76%  334,444  95,346  93%  100% 
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.