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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  March 2015 Accumulated total from January to March 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 365,300  76,610  108%  110%  1,031,579  215,250  106%  106% 
Total of primary batteries 204,990  6,896  93%  96%  591,653  20,127  94%  97% 
Silver oxide batteries 65,679  1,215  121%  130%  193,351  3,542  105%  109% 
Alkaline batteries 65,694  2,567  73%  76%  185,668  7,535  78%  80% 
AA size 35,462  1,185  68%  69%  100,019  3,549  72%  76% 
AAA size 20,811  716  76%  76%  57,190  1,979  85%  82% 
Others 9,421  666  91%  91%  28,459  2,007  87%  84% 
Lithium batteries 73,617  3,114  98%  109%  212,634  9,050  104%  113% 
Total of secondary batteries 160,310  69,714  134%  111%  439,926  195,123  126%  108% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,958  16,614  98%  99%  8,367  46,562  96%  101% 
For vehicles 2,195  8,749  97%  91%  6,211  27,174  95%  97% 
Others 763  7,865  102%  110%  2,156  19,388  98%  105% 
Alkaline batteries 44,754  16,171  106%  97%  128,513  47,118  101%  97% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 35,718  14,387  100%  95%  103,213  42,200  99%  95% 
Other alkaline batteries 9,036  1,784  133%  130%  25,300  4,918  116%  111% 
Lithium-ion batteries 112,598  36,929  151%  126%  303,046  101,443  142%  118% 
EV 51,476  19,950  228%  123%  154,241  60,676  228%  124% 
Others 61,122  16,979  118%  130%  148,805  40,767  102%  109% 
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.