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As of April 2015
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  April 2015 Accumulated total from January to April 2015
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 314,350  57,200  91%  91%  1,345,929  272,450  102%  103% 
Total of primary batteries 218,544  8,517  100%  109%  810,197  28,644  96%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 61,665  1,116  85%  86%  255,016  4,658  99%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 82,294  3,972  107%  107%  267,962  11,507  85%  87% 
AA size 42,817  1,786  102%  103%  142,836  5,335  79%  83% 
AAA size 24,072  990  104%  96%  81,262  2,969  90%  86% 
Others 15,405  1,196  131%  127%  43,864  3,203  99%  96% 
Lithium batteries 74,585  3,429  108%  122%  287,219  12,479  105%  115% 
Total of secondary batteries 95,806  48,683  76%  88%  535,732  243,806  113%  103% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,282  11,655  100%  106%  10,649  58,217  96%  102% 
For vehicles 1,666  7,646  100%  106%  7,877  34,820  96%  99% 
Others 616  4,009  100%  107%  2,772  23,397  99%  106% 
Alkaline batteries 46,212  14,368  98%  96%  174,725  61,486  100%  96% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 38,576  13,045  101%  96%  141,789  55,245  99%  95% 
Other alkaline batteries 7,636  1,323  83%  97%  32,936  6,241  106%  108% 
Lithium-ion batteries 47,312  22,660  62%  78%  350,358  124,103  120%  107% 
EV 5,886  11,411  21%  70%  160,127  72,087  168%  110% 
Others 41,426  11,249  84%  87%  190,231  52,016  97%  104% 
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.