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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  June 2015 Accumulated total from January to June 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 362,258  64,102  105%  104%  2,023,129  389,705  102%  101% 
Total of primary batteries 233,501  8,217  109%  113%  1,246,680  43,543  98%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 75,872  1,357  112%  119%  402,985  7,304  102%  106% 
Alkaline batteries 85,034  3,819  119%  118%  409,438  17,754  91%  93% 
AA size 43,998  1,674  114%  112%  217,905  8,157  86%  89% 
AAA size 29,011  1,156  132%  134%  127,569  4,772  96%  94% 
Others 12,025  989  110%  111%  63,964  4,825  99%  98% 
Lithium batteries 72,595  3,041  97%  105%  434,257  18,485  103%  112% 
Total of secondary batteries 128,757  55,885  99%  103%  776,449  346,162  107%  101% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,432  12,878  101%  104%  15,067  81,281  97%  101% 
For vehicles 1,825  8,428  101%  108%  11,135  49,848  96%  101% 
Others 607  4,450  99%  97%  3,932  31,433  98%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 45,003  14,893  97%  103%  259,596  88,758  100%  97% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 36,899  13,436  104%  103%  210,896  79,885  100%  96% 
Other alkaline batteries 8,104  1,457  75%  97%  48,700  8,873  98%  105% 
Lithium-ion batteries 81,322  28,114  100%  102%  501,786  176,123  111%  104% 
EV 33,864  15,485  112%  109%  224,848  101,089  145%  108% 
Others 47,458  12,629  93%  94%  276,938  75,034  94%  99% 
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.