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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  March 2016 Accumulated total from January to March 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 396,577  79,556  109%  104%  1,051,990  220,529  102%  102% 
Total of primary batteries 219,578  7,467  107%  108%  602,528  21,030  102%  104% 
Silver oxide batteries 65,639  1,114  100%  92%  180,503  3,156  93%  89% 
Alkaline batteries 75,399  3,157  115%  123%  200,611  8,723  108%  116% 
AA size 40,057  1,465  113%  124%  108,086  4,120  108%  116% 
AAA size 23,183  800  111%  112%  61,879  2,365  108%  120% 
Others 12,159  892  129%  134%  30,646  2,238  108%  112% 
Lithium batteries 78,540  3,196  107%  103%  221,414  9,151  104%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 176,999  72,089  110%  103%  449,462  199,499  102%  102% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,948  18,215  100%  110%  8,366  49,666  100%  107% 
For vehicles 2,224  10,299  101%  118%  6,309  29,540  102%  109% 
Others 724  7,916  95%  101%  2,057  20,126  95%  104% 
Alkaline batteries 47,341  17,697  106%  109%  125,559  46,409  98%  98% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,562  16,375  114%  114%  107,900  42,881  105%  102% 
Other alkaline batteries 6,779  1,322  75%  74%  17,659  3,528  70%  72% 
Lithium-ion batteries 126,710  36,177  113%  98%  315,537  103,424  104%  102% 
EV 62,659  21,512  122%  108%  147,165  61,312  95%  101% 
Others 64,051  14,665  105%  86%  168,372  42,112  113%  103% 
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.