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As of September 2014
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  September 2014 Accumulated total from January to September 2014
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 373,273 75,386 107% 115% 3,066,217 585,402 102% 110%
Total of primary batteries 227,127 7,743 102% 100% 1,945,229 65,623 102% 103%
Silver oxide batteries 68,293 1,172 116% 112% 603,365 10,382 107% 103%
Alkaline batteries 85,014 3,711 93% 95% 691,756 30,143 99% 102%
AA size 45,045 1,648 91% 92% 379,985 14,016 99% 99%
AAA size 25,724 954 89% 88% 207,162 7,969 97% 101%
Others 14,245 1,109 113% 109% 104,609 8,158 104% 108%
Lithium batteries 73,820 2,860 100% 102% 650,108 25,098 101% 104%
Total of secondary batteries 146,146 67,643 115% 117% 1,120,988 519,779 101% 111%
Lead-acid batteries 2,770 15,171 103% 106% 23,323 122,498 102% 107%
For vehicles 2,052 9,264 101% 107% 17,299 75,442 102% 110%
Others 718 5,907 106% 106% 6,024 47,056 101% 102%
Alkaline batteries 46,187 17,421 91% 98% 398,914 137,784 86% 91%
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 39,053 16,254 99% 101% 320,870 124,948 93% 93%
Other alkaline batteries 7,134 1,167 62% 72% 78,044 12,836 64% 81%
Lithium-ion batteries 97,189 35,051 133% 135% 698,751 259,497 113% 128%
EV 42,558 20,991 220% 165% 248,446 143,953 197% 171%
Others 54,631 14,060 102% 106% 450,305 115,544 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.