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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  June 2016 Accumulated total from January to June 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 398,130  66,796  110%  104%  2,147,155  407,043  106%  104% 
Total of primary batteries 241,402  8,090  103%  98%  1,289,098  45,310  103%  104% 
Silver oxide batteries 70,534  1,188  93%  88%  373,875  6,440  93%  88% 
Alkaline batteries 81,493  3,544  96%  93%  443,760  19,905  108%  112% 
AA size 46,297  1,671  105%  100%  242,759  9,321  111%  114% 
AAA size 23,821  931  82%  81%  134,892  5,389  106%  113% 
Others 11,375  942  95%  95%  66,109  5,195  103%  108% 
Lithium batteries 89,375  3,358  123%  110%  471,463  18,965  109%  103% 
Total of secondary batteries 156,728  58,706  122%  105%  858,057  361,733  111%  105% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,412  12,567  99%  98%  14,969  83,986  99%  103% 
For vehicles 1,792  8,077  98%  96%  11,195  51,643  101%  104% 
Others 620  4,490  102%  101%  3,774  32,343  96%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 44,574  15,244  99%  102%  250,901  88,764  97%  100% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,307  14,340  109%  107%  218,403  82,516  104%  103% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,267  904  53%  62%  32,498  6,248  67%  70% 
Lithium-ion batteries 109,742  30,895  135%  110%  592,187  188,983  118%  107% 
EV 53,307  18,512  157%  120%  265,265  110,122  118%  109% 
Others 56,435  12,383  119%  98%  326,922  78,861  118%  105% 
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.