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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  July 2014 Accumulated total from January to July 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 328,893 62,997 92% 100% 2,321,138 447,732 100% 109%
Total of primary batteries 213,454 7,368 94% 98% 1,479,908 49,865 101% 103%
Silver oxide batteries 64,906 1,087 108% 100% 458,749 7,979 103% 101%
Alkaline batteries 71,985 3,241 85% 92% 521,910 22,369 101% 103%
AA size 37,013 1,391 80% 85% 289,764 10,536 101% 101%
AAA size 23,014 887 84% 87% 155,438 5,937 100% 104%
Others 11,958 963 112% 115% 76,708 5,896 102% 108%
Lithium batteries 76,563 3,040 94% 104% 499,249 19,517 99% 103%
Total of secondary batteries 115,439 55,629 88% 101% 841,230 397,867 98% 110%
Lead-acid batteries 2,672 13,895 96% 104% 18,271 95,546 102% 108%
For vehicles 2,005 8,922 94% 102% 13,548 58,498 103% 111%
Others 667 4,973 103% 106% 4,723 37,048 100% 103%
Alkaline batteries 47,042 16,196 84% 89% 307,862 107,811 85% 92%
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 36,946 14,591 88% 89% 248,237 97,732 93% 93%
Other alkaline batteries 10,096 1,605 70% 88% 59,625 10,079 61% 79%
Lithium-ion batteries 65,725 25,538 90% 108% 515,097 194,510 109% 125%
EV 15,497 12,229 89% 116% 169,900 105,251 191% 169%
Others 50,228 13,309 91% 101% 345,197 89,259 90% 96%
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.