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As of January 2017
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  January 2017 Accumulated total from January to January 2017
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 308,366  67,979  100%  100%  308,366  67,979  100%  100% 
Total of primary batteries 171,824  6,188  93%  100%  171,824  6,188  93%  100% 
Silver oxide batteries 48,574  837  73%  73%  48,574  837  73%  73% 
Alkaline batteries 60,171  2,688  123%  126%  60,171  2,688  123%  126% 
AA size 32,601  1,295  120%  122%  32,601  1,295  120%  122% 
AAA size 17,051  623  120%  113%  17,051  623  120%  113% 
Others 10,519  770  137%  149%  10,519  770  137%  149% 
Lithium batteries 63,079  2,663  91%  93%  63,079  2,663  91%  93% 
Total of secondary batteries 136,542  61,791  110%  99%  136,542  61,791  110%  99% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,798  15,780  102%  100%  2,798  15,780  102%  100% 
For vehicles 2,147  10,066  103%  101%  2,147  10,066  103%  101% 
Others 651  5,714  99%  98%  651  5,714  99%  98% 
Alkaline batteries 38,726  13,705  98%  93%  38,726  13,705  98%  93% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 34,591  12,753  102%  93%  34,591  12,753  102%  93% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,135  952  75%  85%  4,135  952  75%  85% 
Lithium-ion batteries 95,018  32,306  116%  102%  95,018  32,306  116%  102% 
EV 54,869  21,230  184%  122%  54,869  21,230  184%  122% 
Others 40,149  11,076  77%  78%  40,149  11,076  77%  78% 
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.