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As of August 2017
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  August 2017 Accumulated total from January to August 2017
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 395,145  70,429  99%  110%  3,072,914  565,692  104%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 233,326  8,199  97%  101%  1,835,042  62,755  104%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 75,871  1,235  107%  109%  575,669  9,531  113%  110% 
Alkaline batteries 79,436  3,761  88%  90%  601,587  27,676  97%  99% 
AA size 41,609  1,612  88%  88%  319,620  12,447  94%  96% 
AAA size 25,199  1,116  85%  92%  187,276  7,833  97%  101% 
Others 12,628  1,033  96%  91%  94,691  7,396  105%  102% 
Lithium batteries 78,019  3,203  100%  114%  657,786  25,548  104%  103% 
Total of secondary batteries 161,819  62,230  102%  111%  1,237,872  502,937  105%  105% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,354  13,522  101%  107%  20,691  117,313  104%  106% 
For vehicles 1,761  8,719  100%  108%  15,546  73,972  104%  108% 
Others 593  4,803  107%  105%  5,145  43,341  104%  104% 
Alkaline batteries 40,950  13,207  88%  93%  343,558  117,548  99%  99% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 37,187  12,282  92%  94%  312,159  110,174  103%  100% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,763  925  61%  81%  31,399  7,374  71%  88% 
Lithium-ion batteries 118,515  35,501  107%  122%  873,623  268,076  108%  108% 
EV 75,736  23,760  139%  135%  512,516  172,372  137%  117% 
Others 42,779  11,741  77%  102%  361,107  95,704  84%  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.