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As of May 2017
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  May 2017 Accumulated total from January to May 2017
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 351,025  60,523  105%  107%  1,858,138  349,002  106%  103% 
Total of primary batteries 210,460  6,755  102%  95%  1,118,483  38,568  107%  104% 
Silver oxide batteries 68,443  1,122  110%  107%  340,844  5,706  112%  109% 
Alkaline batteries 58,870  2,572  89%  88%  371,629  17,171  103%  105% 
AA size 31,617  1,175  84%  81%  198,236  7,899  101%  103% 
AAA size 17,154  684  88%  92%  114,656  4,706  103%  106% 
Others 10,099  713  111%  96%  58,737  4,566  107%  107% 
Lithium batteries 83,147  3,061  106%  98%  406,010  15,691  106%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 140,565  53,768  111%  109%  739,655  310,434  105%  102% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,106  11,641  107%  114%  13,171  74,593  105%  104% 
For vehicles 1,528  7,416  106%  113%  9,888  46,492  105%  107% 
Others 578  4,225  111%  115%  3,283  28,101  104%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 41,662  13,830  106%  101%  214,497  74,637  104%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 38,100  13,017  111%  101%  194,587  69,969  109%  103% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,562  813  74%  96%  19,910  4,668  71%  87% 
Lithium-ion batteries 96,797  28,297  113%  111%  511,987  161,204  106%  102% 
EV 56,940  17,917  167%  127%  297,566  104,512  140%  114% 
Others 39,857  10,380  77%  91%  214,421  56,692  79%  85% 
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.