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As of October 2016
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  October 2016 Accumulated total from January to October 2016
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 408,739  73,183  105%  106%  3,746,264  682,903  107%  104% 
Total of primary batteries 239,000  8,824  91%  91%  2,233,323  78,314  102%  101% 
Silver oxide batteries 66,188  1,093  79%  77%  646,002  10,864  92%  87% 
Alkaline batteries 90,598  4,453  94%  93%  799,920  36,355  107%  107% 
AA size 47,807  1,988  92%  89%  434,898  16,741  110%  110% 
AAA size 27,911  1,222  98%  95%  247,011  9,996  105%  108% 
Others 14,880  1,243  93%  97%  118,011  9,618  98%  103% 
Lithium batteries 82,214  3,278  101%  94%  787,401  31,095  107%  99% 
Total of secondary batteries 169,739  64,359  131%  109%  1,512,941  604,589  115%  104% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,575  14,322  101%  98%  25,106  139,623  99%  101% 
For vehicles 1,905  8,889  100%  98%  18,804  86,419  100%  100% 
Others 670  5,433  102%  98%  6,302  53,204  98%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 47,325  14,757  98%  98%  446,758  150,086  100%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 41,880  13,736  105%  100%  391,104  139,687  108%  105% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,445  1,021  65%  76%  55,654  10,399  67%  73% 
Lithium-ion batteries 119,839  35,280  152%  119%  1,041,077  314,880  124%  106% 
EV 73,247  23,507  303%  164%  509,869  190,540  141%  115% 
Others 46,592  11,773  85%  77%  531,208  124,340  111%  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.