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As of February 2018
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  February 2018 Accumulated total from January to February 2018
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 358,730  81,273  97%  110%  733,048  160,784  108%  113% 
Total of primary batteries 201,104  6,890  93%  91%  404,864  13,730  104%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 56,781  907  84%  80%  120,716  1,929  104%  98% 
Alkaline batteries 72,377  3,085  98%  92%  138,035  5,870  103%  97% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 10,276  850  88%  91%  18,302  1,526  82%  90% 
Lithium batteries 71,946  2,898  96%  94%  146,113  5,931  106%  103% 
Total of secondary batteries 157,626  74,383  102%  112%  328,184  147,054  113%  115% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,835  16,787  100%  103%  5,620  32,947  100%  103% 
For vehicles 2,186  10,773  103%  110%  4,346  21,751  102%  110% 
Others 649  6,014  92%  93%  1,274  11,196  94%  92% 
Alkaline batteries 40,823  15,001  98%  99%  83,636  29,610  104%  103% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 36,456  14,071  97%  100%  73,604  27,445  102%  102% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,367  930  106%  92%  10,032  2,165  121%  110% 
Lithium-ion batteries 113,968  42,595  103%  121%  238,928  84,497  116%  125% 
EV 68,058  29,022  120%  136%  148,768  57,596  139%  138% 
Others 45,910  13,573  85%  98%  90,160  26,901  91%  104% 
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.
Statistical data of AA and AAA sizes of alkaline dry batteries have not disclosed as from September, 2017.