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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  May 2014 Accumulated total from January to May 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 325,896 57,309 103% 102% 1,648,308 323,094 102% 112%
Total of primary batteries 205,467 6,686 106% 101% 1,052,115 35,203 103% 104%
Silver oxide batteries 68,862 1,218 120% 114% 325,930 5,753 102% 102%
Alkaline batteries 63,027 2,707 94% 95% 378,414 15,882 105% 107%
AA size 33,857 1,260 92% 92% 214,145 7,651 107% 105%
AAA size 19,911 737 97% 100% 110,493 4,185 107% 112%
Others 9,259 710 96% 95% 53,776 4,046 97% 104%
Lithium batteries 73,578 2,761 105% 102% 347,771 13,568 102% 102%
Total of secondary batteries 120,429 50,623 99% 102% 596,193 287,891 100% 113%
Lead-acid batteries 2,118 10,622 98% 101% 13,183 69,215 104% 109%
For vehicles 1,509 6,612 96% 102% 9,742 41,746 105% 113%
Others 609 4,010 102% 99% 3,441 27,469 100% 102%
Alkaline batteries 40,522 13,349 82% 84% 214,532 77,132 85% 92%
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 32,807 12,149 92% 85% 175,795 70,156 95% 94%
Other alkaline batteries 7,715 1,200 57% 71% 38,737 6,976 57% 79%
Lithium-ion batteries 77,789 26,652 112% 114% 368,478 141,544 112% 131%
EV 29,289 14,219 182% 151% 124,391 79,000 214% 183%
Others 48,500 12,433 91% 89% 244,087 62,544 90% 96%
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.