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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  July 2016 Accumulated total from January to July 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 396,014  67,816  118%  109%  2,543,169  474,859  108%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 238,759  8,132  107%  102%  1,527,857  53,442  104%  104% 
Silver oxide batteries 65,444  1,079  90%  86%  439,319  7,519  92%  88% 
Alkaline batteries 87,859  3,944  117%  115%  531,619  23,849  110%  113% 
AA size 49,324  1,876  129%  132%  292,083  11,197  114%  117% 
AAA size 27,792  1,161  114%  117%  162,684  6,550  107%  114% 
Others 10,743  907  84%  88%  76,852  6,102  100%  104% 
Lithium batteries 85,456  3,109  116%  95%  556,919  22,074  110%  101% 
Total of secondary batteries 157,255  59,684  141%  110%  1,015,312  421,417  114%  105% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,550  13,511  95%  93%  17,519  97,497  99%  102% 
For vehicles 1,913  8,671  94%  91%  13,108  60,314  100%  102% 
Others 637  4,840  97%  97%  4,411  37,183  96%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 50,637  15,786  104%  103%  301,538  104,550  98%  100% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 44,876  14,818  116%  106%  263,279  97,334  106%  104% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,761  968  59%  70%  38,259  7,216  65%  70% 
Lithium-ion batteries 104,068  30,387  171%  125%  696,255  219,370  124%  109% 
EV 56,040  19,543  295%  152%  321,305  129,665  132%  114% 
Others 48,028  10,844  115%  95%  374,950  89,705  118%  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.