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As of February 2015
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  February 2015 Accumulated total from January to February 2015
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 356,231  72,628  108%  109%  666,279  138,640  104%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 202,960  7,197  95%  97%  386,663  13,231  95%  98% 
Silver oxide batteries 63,867  1,185  111%  115%  127,672  2,327  98%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 71,024  3,068  79%  81%  119,974  4,968  81%  82% 
AA size 39,100  1,510  75%  84%  64,557  2,364  75%  80% 
AAA size 21,321  796  86%  85%  36,379  1,263  91%  85% 
Others 10,603  762  78%  72%  19,038  1,341  85%  81% 
Lithium batteries 68,069  2,944  104%  113%  139,017  5,936  107%  116% 
Total of secondary batteries 153,271  65,431  133%  111%  279,616  125,409  122%  106% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,717  15,233  97%  104%  5,409  29,948  94%  101% 
For vehicles 2,021  9,168  96%  104%  4,016  18,425  93%  101% 
Others 696  6,065  98%  104%  1,393  11,523  96%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 42,582  15,534  97%  97%  83,759  30,947  99%  96% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 33,755  13,911  98%  97%  67,495  27,813  98%  95% 
Other alkaline batteries 8,827  1,623  91%  96%  16,264  3,134  108%  103% 
Lithium-ion batteries 107,972  34,664  158%  122%  190,448  64,514  136%  113% 
EV 64,838  22,977  269%  137%  102,765  40,726  228%  124% 
Others 43,134  11,687  97%  99%  87,683  23,788  93%  99% 
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.