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As of October 2018
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  October 2018 Accumulated total from January to October 2018
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 428,702  83,995  109%  111%  3,935,159  782,578  103%  109% 
Total of primary batteries 261,298  10,114  104%  109%  2,341,276  80,038  102%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 68,508  993  95%  90%  636,915  9,396  90%  82% 
Alkaline batteries 116,613  5,758  129%  125%  886,705  38,722  115%  107% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 22,662  1,855  142%  140%  133,910  10,741  109%  109% 
Lithium batteries 76,177  3,363  86%  94%  817,656  31,920  100%  98% 
Total of secondary batteries 167,404  73,881  117%  111%  1,593,883  702,540  104%  110% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,812  17,698  106%  113%  25,993  157,574  100%  106% 
For vehicles 2,174  11,799  108%  117%  19,853  102,217  101%  109% 
Others 638  5,899  99%  106%  6,140  55,357  95%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 44,672  17,003  114%  117%  433,920  152,790  101%  104% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 41,376  16,348  119%  121%  398,055  145,726  102%  106% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,296  655  75%  64%  35,865  7,064  91%  76% 
Lithium-ion batteries 119,920  39,180  119%  108%  1,133,970  392,176  105%  115% 
EV 82,057  28,655  138%  124%  717,526  273,281  114%  125% 
Others 37,863  10,525  91%  80%  416,444  118,895  92%  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.
Statistical data of AA and AAA sizes of alkaline dry batteries have not disclosed as from September, 2017.