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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  January 2014 Accumulated total from January to January 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 309,193 65,647 109% 120% 309,193 65,647 109% 120%
Total of primary batteries 195,038 6,092 109% 109% 195,038 6,092 109% 109%
Silver oxide batteries 72,400 1,279 111% 120% 72,400 1,279 111% 120%
Alkaline batteries 58,386 2,281 103% 101% 58,386 2,281 103% 101%
AA size 34,481 1,134 109% 101% 34,481 1,134 109% 101%
AAA size 15,185 543 93% 100% 15,185 543 93% 100%
Others 8,720 604 97% 102% 8,720 604 97% 102%
Lithium batteries 64,252 2,532 114% 112% 64,252 2,532 114% 112%
Total of secondary batteries 114,155 59,555 108% 121% 114,155 59,555 108% 121%
Lead-acid batteries 2,944 14,868 107% 111% 2,944 14,868 107% 111%
For vehicles 2,208 9,421 109% 116% 2,208 9,421 109% 116%
Others 736 5,447 104% 104% 736 5,447 104% 104%
Alkaline batteries 40,186 16,240 91% 106% 40,186 16,240 91% 106%
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 34,778 14,881 107% 107% 34,778 14,881 107% 107%
Other alkaline batteries 5,408 1,359 46% 89% 5,408 1,359 46% 89%
Lithium-ion batteries 71,025 28,447 121% 140% 71,025 28,447 121% 140%
EV 20,905 16,104 224% 176% 20,905 16,104 224% 176%
Others 50,120 12,343 101% 111% 50,120 12,343 101% 111%
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.