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As of December 2014
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  December 2014 Accumulated total from January to December 2014
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 412,395  71,029  102%  103%  4,243,998  797,343  102%  109% 
Total of primary batteries 283,922  10,714  100%  101%  2,725,070  94,504  101%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 70,343  1,273  108%  107%  817,624  14,240  106%  104% 
Alkaline batteries 135,119  6,260  95%  95%  1,027,977  45,952  97%  99% 
AA size 69,483  2,664  91%  91%  556,491  20,966  96%  96% 
AAA size 43,310  1,707  100%  99%  310,897  12,211  97%  100% 
Others 22,326  1,889  97%  99%  160,589  12,775  100%  102% 
Lithium batteries 78,460  3,181  102%  111%  879,469  34,312  101%  106% 
Total of secondary batteries 128,473  60,315  106%  104%  1,518,928  702,839  103%  110% 
Lead-acid batteries 3,434  17,948  99%  104%  32,218  169,794  100%  105% 
For vehicles 2,730  12,523  98%  105%  24,053  106,490  100%  107% 
Others 704  5,425  104%  103%  8,165  63,304  101%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 41,910  14,917  91%  95%  532,587  185,098  88%  93% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 34,552  13,561  93%  96%  432,936  168,157  95%  94% 
Other alkaline batteries 7,358  1,356  84%  90%  99,651  16,941  68%  84% 
Lithium-ion batteries 83,129  27,450  115%  108%  954,123  347,947  113%  125% 
EV 38,112  15,083  198%  117%  378,028  199,166  197%  162% 
Others 45,017  12,367  85%  99%  576,095  148,781  88%  95% 
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.