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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  October 2014 Accumulated total from January to October 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 377,513  73,080  102%  111%  3,443,730  658,482  102%  110% 
Total of primary batteries 233,452  8,427  98%  100%  2,178,681  74,050  101%  103% 
Silver oxide batteries 71,201  1,269  105%  106%  674,566  11,651  106%  104% 
Alkaline batteries 84,875  3,985  91%  91%  776,631  34,128  98%  101% 
AA size 44,105  1,745  87%  88%  424,090  15,761  98%  98% 
AAA size 26,182  1,072  98%  100%  233,344  9,041  97%  101% 
Others 14,588  1,168  90%  88%  119,197  9,326  102%  105% 
Lithium batteries 77,376  3,173  100%  112%  727,484  28,271  101%  105% 
Total of secondary batteries 144,061  64,653  109%  113%  1,265,049  584,432  102%  111% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,651  14,166  99%  102%  25,974  136,664  101%  106% 
For vehicles 1,907  8,680  96%  102%  19,206  84,122  101%  109% 
Others 744  5,486  106%  103%  6,768  52,542  101%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 48,510  16,464  101%  96%  447,424  154,248  87%  92% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,598  15,011  107%  96%  361,468  139,959  95%  93% 
Other alkaline batteries 7,912  1,453  79%  94%  85,956  14,289  66%  82% 
Lithium-ion batteries 92,900  34,023  114%  129%  791,651  293,520  113%  128% 
EV 52,193  23,222  217%  179%  300,639  167,175  200%  172% 
Others 40,707  10,801  71%  80%  491,012  126,345  89%  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.