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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  May 2016 Accumulated total from January to May 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 334,516  56,596  106%  106%  1,749,025  340,247  105%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 207,334  7,102  102%  106%  1,047,696  37,220  103%  105% 
Silver oxide batteries 62,447  1,051  87%  82%  303,341  5,252  93%  88% 
Alkaline batteries 66,285  2,929  117%  121%  362,267  16,361  112%  117% 
AA size 37,780  1,447  122%  126%  196,462  7,650  113%  118% 
AAA size 19,407  741  112%  115%  111,071  4,458  113%  123% 
Others 9,098  741  113%  117%  54,734  4,253  105%  111% 
Lithium batteries 78,602  3,122  106%  105%  382,088  15,607  106%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 127,182  49,494  114%  107%  701,329  303,027  108%  104% 
Lead-acid batteries 1,965  10,245  99%  101%  12,557  71,419  99%  104% 
For vehicles 1,444  6,569  101%  100%  9,403  43,566  101%  105% 
Others 521  3,676  94%  103%  3,154  27,853  95%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 39,276  13,693  99%  111%  206,327  73,520  96%  100% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 34,438  12,849  107%  115%  178,096  68,176  102%  103% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,838  844  63%  72%  28,231  5,344  70%  72% 
Lithium-ion batteries 85,941  25,556  123%  107%  482,445  158,088  115%  107% 
EV 34,113  14,111  111%  104%  211,958  91,610  111%  107% 
Others 51,828  11,445  132%  110%  270,487  66,478  118%  107% 
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.