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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  December 2016 Accumulated total from January to December 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 433,782  78,105  101%  96%  4,620,316  839,369  107%  104% 
Total of primary batteries 266,650  10,056  99%  94%  2,767,763  98,693  102%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 60,696  1,007  103%  94%  771,484  12,919  93%  88% 
Alkaline batteries 122,333  5,684  95%  89%  1,051,668  48,456  106%  105% 
AA size 63,501  2,461  98%  93%  566,203  22,018  109%  108% 
AAA size 40,495  1,622  97%  91%  328,716  13,438  105%  106% 
Others 18,337  1,601  81%  82%  156,749  13,000  97%  101% 
Lithium batteries 83,621  3,365  104%  101%  944,611  37,318  106%  99% 
Total of secondary batteries 167,132  68,049  105%  96%  1,852,553  740,676  116%  104% 
Lead-acid batteries 3,316  18,450  102%  104%  31,492  175,189  101%  102% 
For vehicles 2,669  12,362  102%  101%  23,855  109,938  101%  101% 
Others 647  6,088  106%  110%  7,637  65,251  99%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 51,746  14,995  118%  98%  543,955  180,251  103%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 46,609  13,963  121%  98%  478,210  167,785  110%  105% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,137  1,032  95%  95%  65,745  12,466  70%  76% 
Lithium-ion batteries 112,070  34,604  100%  92%  1,277,106  385,236  124%  107% 
EV 59,892  21,674  110%  96%  644,004  236,082  143%  117% 
Others 52,178  12,930  91%  85%  633,102  149,154  109%  94% 
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.