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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  April 2018 Accumulated total from January to April 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 400,273  73,517  95%  107%  1,522,136  325,089  100%  111% 
Total of primary batteries 246,761  8,456  90%  84%  872,057  29,597  96%  93% 
Silver oxide batteries 65,404  938  87%  75%  244,103  3,754  90%  82% 
Alkaline batteries 90,617  4,205  87%  78%  306,906  13,383  98%  92% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 12,703  1,001  85%  77%  40,972  3,408  84%  88% 
Lithium batteries 90,740  3,313  97%  96%  321,048  12,460  99%  99% 
Total of secondary batteries 153,512  65,061  102%  111%  650,079  295,492  106%  114% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,403  13,570  101%  108%  11,003  65,748  99%  104% 
For vehicles 1,818  9,181  102%  110%  8,433  42,363  101%  108% 
Others 585  4,389  98%  103%  2,570  23,385  95%  98% 
Alkaline batteries 46,105  15,395  101%  105%  174,488  61,598  101%  101% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 42,545  14,807  102%  106%  157,466  58,034  101%  102% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,560  588  94%  73%  17,022  3,564  104%  92% 
Lithium-ion batteries 105,004  36,096  103%  115%  464,588  168,146  108%  123% 
EV 67,519  25,393  110%  126%  278,157  113,908  117%  132% 
Others 37,485  10,703  92%  95%  186,431  54,238  97%  108% 
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.