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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  April 2017 Accumulated total from January to April 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 423,115  68,862  117%  109%  1,507,113  288,479  107%  102% 
Total of primary batteries 272,793  10,058  115%  111%  908,023  31,813  108%  106% 
Silver oxide batteries 75,517  1,258  125%  120%  272,401  4,584  113%  109% 
Alkaline batteries 103,676  5,366  109%  114%  312,759  14,599  106%  109% 
AA size 55,108  2,473  109%  119%  166,619  6,724  105%  108% 
AAA size 33,585  1,598  113%  118%  97,502  4,022  106%  108% 
Others 14,983  1,295  100%  102%  48,638  3,853  107%  110% 
Lithium batteries 93,600  3,434  114%  103%  322,863  12,630  106%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 150,322  58,804  121%  109%  599,090  256,666  104%  101% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,374  12,594  107%  109%  11,065  62,952  104%  103% 
For vehicles 1,780  8,322  108%  112%  8,360  39,076  105%  106% 
Others 594  4,272  103%  105%  2,705  23,876  103%  99% 
Alkaline batteries 45,674  14,724  110%  110%  172,835  60,807  103%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 41,870  13,916  117%  112%  156,487  56,952  109%  103% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,804  808  66%  83%  16,348  3,855  70%  86% 
Lithium-ion batteries 102,274  31,486  126%  108%  415,190  132,907  105%  100% 
EV 61,390  20,218  200%  125%  240,626  86,595  135%  112% 
Others 40,884  11,268  81%  87%  174,564  46,312  80%  84% 
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.