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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  November 2015 Accumulated total from January to November 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 378,464  66,499  98%  98%  3,876,077  726,009  101%  100% 
Total of primary batteries 258,713  9,973  99%  102%  2,443,571  87,555  100%  104% 
Silver oxide batteries 68,326  1,166  94%  89%  768,693  13,583  103%  105% 
Alkaline batteries 115,544  5,714  99%  103%  866,013  39,574  97%  100% 
AA size 59,949  2,568  95%  101%  454,959  17,821  93%  97% 
AAA size 37,223  1,604  109%  110%  272,172  10,854  102%  103% 
Others 18,372  1,542  96%  99%  138,882  10,899  100%  100% 
Lithium batteries 74,843  3,093  102%  108%  808,865  34,398  101%  110% 
Total of secondary batteries 119,751  56,526  95%  97%  1,432,506  638,454  103%  99% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,822  15,762  100%  104%  28,078  153,941  98%  102% 
For vehicles 2,174  10,151  103%  103%  21,006  96,176  99%  102% 
Others 648  5,611  94%  105%  7,072  57,765  95%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 37,830  14,042  87%  88%  484,434  161,458  99%  95% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 32,760  13,006  89%  89%  395,827  146,079  99%  94% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,070  1,036  80%  80%  88,607  15,379  96%  99% 
Lithium-ion batteries 79,099  26,722  100%  99%  919,994  323,055  105%  100% 
EV 32,839  14,373  84%  85%  394,971  179,818  116%  97% 
Others 46,260  12,349  115%  123%  525,023  143,237  99%  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.