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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  July 2017 Accumulated total from January to July 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 389,355  69,717  98%  103%  2,677,769  495,263  105%  104% 
Total of primary batteries 238,853  8,068  100%  99%  1,601,716  54,556  105%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 74,315  1,196  114%  111%  499,798  8,296  114%  110% 
Alkaline batteries 80,044  3,671  91%  93%  522,151  23,915  98%  100% 
AA size 41,525  1,560  84%  83%  278,011  10,835  95%  97% 
AAA size 26,890  1,149  97%  99%  162,077  6,717  100%  103% 
Others 11,629  962  108%  106%  82,063  6,363  107%  104% 
Lithium batteries 84,494  3,201  99%  103%  579,767  22,345  104%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 150,502  61,649  96%  103%  1,076,053  440,707  106%  105% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,582  14,623  101%  108%  18,337  103,791  105%  106% 
For vehicles 1,969  9,507  103%  110%  13,785  65,253  105%  108% 
Others 613  5,116  96%  106%  4,552  38,538  103%  104% 
Alkaline batteries 44,348  14,762  88%  94%  302,608  104,341  100%  100% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 39,931  13,775  89%  93%  274,972  97,892  104%  101% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,417  987  77%  102%  27,636  6,449  72%  89% 
Lithium-ion batteries 103,572  32,264  100%  106%  755,108  232,575  108%  106% 
EV 63,126  20,775  114%  107%  436,780  148,612  136%  115% 
Others 40,446  11,489  83%  104%  318,328  83,963  85%  93% 
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.