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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  November 2014 Accumulated total from January to November 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 387,873  67,832  100%  103%  3,831,603  726,314  102%  109% 
Total of primary batteries 262,467  9,740  98%  98%  2,441,148  83,790  101%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 72,715  1,316  101%  102%  747,281  12,967  106%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 116,227  5,564  93%  92%  892,858  39,692  97%  99% 
AA size 62,918  2,541  94%  92%  487,008  18,302  97%  97% 
AAA size 34,243  1,463  93%  95%  267,587  10,504  96%  100% 
Others 19,066  1,560  91%  88%  138,263  10,886  100%  103% 
Lithium batteries 73,525  2,860  104%  112%  801,009  31,131  101%  105% 
Total of secondary batteries 125,406  58,092  104%  104%  1,390,455  642,524  102%  110% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,810  15,182  90%  97%  28,784  151,846  100%  105% 
For vehicles 2,117  9,845  88%  95%  21,323  93,967  100%  107% 
Others 693  5,337  97%  100%  7,461  57,879  101%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 43,253  15,933  98%  104%  490,677  170,181  88%  93% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 36,916  14,637  102%  105%  398,384  154,596  95%  94% 
Other alkaline batteries 6,337  1,296  83%  101%  92,293  15,585  67%  83% 
Lithium-ion batteries 79,343  26,977  108%  109%  870,994  320,497  113%  126% 
EV 39,277  16,908  174%  134%  339,916  184,083  197%  168% 
Others 40,066  10,069  79%  83%  531,078  136,414  89%  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.