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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  September 2016 Accumulated total from January to September 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 395,696  70,742  102%  92%  3,337,525  609,720  107%  103% 
Total of primary batteries 226,898  7,938  103%  97%  1,994,323  69,490  104%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 69,288  1,119  110%  102%  579,814  9,771  94%  89% 
Alkaline batteries 87,342  3,880  102%  96%  709,322  31,902  108%  110% 
AA size 47,609  1,726  107%  98%  387,091  14,753  113%  113% 
AAA size 26,620  1,012  101%  95%  219,100  8,774  106%  110% 
Others 13,113  1,142  87%  95%  103,131  8,375  99%  104% 
Lithium batteries 70,268  2,939  98%  96%  705,187  27,817  108%  100% 
Total of secondary batteries 168,798  62,804  101%  91%  1,343,202  540,230  114%  103% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,690  15,113  100%  98%  22,531  125,301  99%  101% 
For vehicles 2,022  9,119  98%  96%  16,899  77,530  100%  101% 
Others 668  5,994  105%  102%  5,632  47,771  98%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 51,433  16,551  109%  105%  399,433  135,329  100%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 45,646  15,524  119%  109%  349,224  125,951  108%  106% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,787  1,027  67%  67%  50,209  9,378  67%  72% 
Lithium-ion batteries 114,675  31,140  98%  83%  921,238  279,600  121%  105% 
EV 58,487  19,352  98%  88%  436,622  167,033  129%  111% 
Others 56,188  11,788  97%  74%  484,616  112,567  114%  97% 
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.