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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  May 2018 Accumulated total from January to May 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 375,126  70,421  107%  116%  1,897,262  395,510  101%  112% 
Total of primary batteries 218,576  6,683  104%  99%  1,090,633  36,280  98%  94% 
Silver oxide batteries 58,012  835  85%  74%  302,115  4,589  89%  80% 
Alkaline batteries 74,870  2,721  127%  106%  381,776  16,104  103%  94% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 8,895  669  88%  94%  49,867  4,077  85%  89% 
Lithium batteries 85,694  3,127  103%  102%  406,742  15,587  100%  99% 
Total of secondary batteries 156,550  63,738  111%  119%  806,629  359,230  107%  114% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,234  13,002  106%  112%  13,237  78,750  101%  106% 
For vehicles 1,664  8,522  109%  115%  10,097  50,885  102%  109% 
Others 570  4,480  99%  106%  3,140  27,865  96%  99% 
Alkaline batteries 39,968  14,165  96%  102%  214,456  75,763  100%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 36,818  13,603  97%  105%  194,284  71,637  100%  102% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,150  562  88%  69%  20,172  4,126  101%  88% 
Lithium-ion batteries 114,348  36,571  118%  129%  578,936  204,717  110%  124% 
EV 78,776  26,533  138%  148%  356,933  140,441  121%  135% 
Others 35,572  10,038  89%  97%  222,003  64,276  96%  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.
Statistical data of AA and AAA sizes of alkaline dry batteries have not disclosed as from September, 2017.