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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  February 2016 Accumulated total from January to February 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 346,689  72,679  97%  100%  655,413  140,973  98%  102% 
Total of primary batteries 198,356  7,404  98%  103%  382,950  13,563  99%  103% 
Silver oxide batteries 48,673  888  76%  75%  114,864  2,042  90%  88% 
Alkaline batteries 76,128  3,434  107%  112%  125,212  5,566  104%  112% 
AA size 40,818  1,592  104%  105%  68,029  2,655  105%  112% 
AAA size 24,507  1,014  115%  127%  38,696  1,565  106%  124% 
Others 10,803  828  102%  109%  18,487  1,346  97%  100% 
Lithium batteries 73,555  3,082  108%  105%  142,874  5,955  103%  100% 
Total of secondary batteries 148,333  65,275  97%  100%  272,463  127,410  97%  102% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,677  15,699  99%  103%  5,418  31,451  100%  105% 
For vehicles 2,001  9,295  99%  101%  4,085  19,241  102%  104% 
Others 676  6,404  97%  106%  1,333  12,210  96%  106% 
Alkaline batteries 38,685  13,926  91%  90%  78,218  28,712  93%  93% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 33,304  12,842  99%  92%  67,338  26,506  100%  95% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,381  1,084  61%  67%  10,880  2,206  67%  70% 
Lithium-ion batteries 106,971  35,650  99%  103%  188,827  67,247  99%  104% 
EV 54,643  22,335  84%  97%  84,506  39,800  82%  98% 
Others 52,328  13,315  121%  114%  104,321  27,447  119%  115% 
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.