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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  June 2017 Accumulated total from January to June 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 415,539  72,995  104%  109%  2,288,414  425,546  107%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 244,380  7,920  101%  98%  1,362,863  46,488  106%  103% 
Silver oxide batteries 84,639  1,394  120%  117%  425,483  7,100  114%  110% 
Alkaline batteries 70,478  3,073  86%  87%  442,107  20,244  100%  102% 
AA size 38,250  1,376  83%  82%  236,486  9,275  97%  100% 
AAA size 20,531  862  86%  93%  135,187  5,568  100%  103% 
Others 11,697  835  103%  89%  70,434  5,401  107%  104% 
Lithium batteries 89,263  3,453  100%  103%  495,273  19,144  105%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 171,159  65,075  109%  111%  925,551  379,058  108%  105% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,584  14,575  107%  116%  15,755  89,168  105%  106% 
For vehicles 1,928  9,254  108%  115%  11,816  55,746  106%  108% 
Others 656  5,321  106%  119%  3,939  33,422  104%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 43,763  14,942  98%  98%  258,260  89,579  103%  101% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,454  14,148  100%  99%  235,041  84,117  108%  102% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,309  794  78%  88%  23,219  5,462  71%  87% 
Lithium-ion batteries 124,812  35,558  114%  115%  651,536  200,311  110%  106% 
EV 78,424  23,546  147%  127%  373,654  127,837  141%  116% 
Others 46,388  12,012  82%  97%  277,882  72,474  85%  92% 
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.