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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  June 2014 Accumulated total from January to June 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 343,937 61,641 98% 107% 1,992,245 384,735 101% 111%
Total of primary batteries 214,339 7,294 96% 103% 1,266,454 42,497 102% 104%
Silver oxide batteries 67,913 1,139 102% 95% 393,843 6,892 102% 101%
Alkaline batteries 71,511 3,246 95% 101% 449,925 19,128 104% 106%
AA size 38,606 1,494 95% 99% 252,751 9,145 105% 104%
AAA size 21,931 865 86% 89% 132,424 5,050 103% 108%
Others 10,974 887 117% 121% 64,750 4,933 100% 107%
Lithium batteries 74,915 2,909 93% 108% 422,686 16,477 100% 103%
Total of secondary batteries 129,598 54,347 99% 108% 725,791 342,238 100% 112%
Lead-acid batteries 2,416 12,436 102% 107% 15,599 81,651 104% 108%
For vehicles 1,801 7,830 103% 111% 11,543 49,576 105% 113%
Others 615 4,606 99% 101% 4,056 32,075 100% 102%
Alkaline batteries 46,288 14,483 85% 92% 260,820 91,615 85% 92%
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 35,496 12,985 91% 95% 211,291 83,141 94% 94%
Other alkaline batteries 10,792 1,498 69% 74% 49,529 8,474 59% 78%
Lithium-ion batteries 80,894 27,428 110% 118% 449,372 168,972 112% 129%
EV 30,012 14,022 219% 166% 154,403 93,022 215% 180%
Others 50,882 13,406 85% 91% 294,969 75,950 89% 95%
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.