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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  April 2016 Accumulated total from January to April 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 362,519  63,122  115%  110%  1,414,509  283,651  105%  104% 
Total of primary batteries 237,834  9,088  109%  107%  840,362  30,118  104%  105% 
Silver oxide batteries 60,391  1,045  98%  94%  240,894  4,201  94%  90% 
Alkaline batteries 95,371  4,709  116%  119%  295,982  13,432  110%  117% 
AA size 50,596  2,083  118%  117%  158,682  6,203  111%  116% 
AAA size 29,785  1,352  124%  137%  91,664  3,717  113%  125% 
Others 14,990  1,274  97%  107%  45,636  3,512  104%  110% 
Lithium batteries 82,072  3,334  110%  97%  303,486  12,485  106%  100% 
Total of secondary batteries 124,685  54,034  130%  111%  574,147  253,533  107%  104% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,226  11,508  98%  99%  10,592  61,174  99%  105% 
For vehicles 1,650  7,457  99%  98%  7,959  36,997  101%  106% 
Others 576  4,051  94%  101%  2,633  24,177  95%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 41,492  13,418  90%  93%  167,051  59,827  96%  97% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 35,758  12,446  93%  95%  143,658  55,327  101%  100% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,734  972  75%  73%  23,393  4,500  71%  72% 
Lithium-ion batteries 80,967  29,108  171%  128%  396,504  132,532  113%  107% 
EV 30,680  16,187  521%  142%  177,845  77,499  111%  108% 
Others 50,287  12,921  121%  115%  218,659  55,033  115%  106% 
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.