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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  May 2015 Accumulated total from January to May 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 314,942  53,153  97%  92%  1,660,871  325,603  101%  101% 
Total of primary batteries 202,982  6,682  99%  100%  1,013,179  35,326  96%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 72,097  1,289  105%  106%  327,113  5,947  100%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 56,442  2,428  90%  90%  324,404  13,935  86%  88% 
AA size 31,071  1,148  92%  91%  173,907  6,483  81%  85% 
AAA size 17,296  647  87%  88%  98,558  3,616  89%  86% 
Others 8,075  633  87%  89%  51,939  3,836  97%  95% 
Lithium batteries 74,443  2,965  101%  107%  361,662  15,444  104%  114% 
Total of secondary batteries 111,960  46,471  93%  91%  647,692  290,277  109%  101% 
Lead-acid batteries 1,986  10,186  94%  96%  12,635  68,403  96%  101% 
For vehicles 1,433  6,600  95%  100%  9,310  41,420  96%  99% 
Others 553  3,586  91%  89%  3,325  26,983  97%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 39,868  12,379  98%  93%  214,593  73,865  100%  96% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 32,208  11,204  98%  92%  173,997  66,449  99%  95% 
Other alkaline batteries 7,660  1,175  99%  98%  40,596  7,416  105%  106% 
Lithium-ion batteries 70,106  23,906  90%  89%  420,464  148,009  114%  104% 
EV 30,857  13,517  104%  94%  190,984  85,604  153%  107% 
Others 39,249  10,389  81%  84%  229,480  62,405  94%  100% 
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.