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As of August 2014
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  August 2014 Accumulated total from January to August 2014
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 371,806 62,284 109% 110% 2,692,944 510,016 101% 109%
Total of primary batteries 238,194 8,015 110% 106% 1,718,102 57,880 102% 103%
Silver oxide batteries 76,323 1,231 127% 113% 535,072 9,210 105% 102%
Alkaline batteries 84,832 4,063 96% 101% 606,742 26,432 100% 103%
AA size 45,176 1,832 96% 99% 334,940 12,368 100% 101%
AAA size 26,000 1,078 90% 96% 181,438 7,015 98% 103%
Others 13,656 1,153 105% 109% 90,364 7,049 102% 108%
Lithium batteries 77,039 2,721 112% 110% 576,288 22,238 101% 104%
Total of secondary batteries 133,612 54,269 108% 110% 974,842 452,136 100% 110%
Lead-acid batteries 2,282 11,781 96% 98% 20,553 107,327 102% 107%
For vehicles 1,699 7,680 95% 102% 15,247 66,178 102% 110%
Others 583 4,101 100% 91% 5,306 41,149 100% 101%
Alkaline batteries 44,865 12,552 89% 81% 352,727 120,363 85% 90%
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 33,580 10,962 86% 79% 281,817 108,694 93% 91%
Other alkaline batteries 11,285 1,590 95% 101% 70,910 11,669 65% 82%
Lithium-ion batteries 86,465 29,936 123% 138% 601,562 224,446 110% 127%
EV 35,988 17,711 205% 193% 205,888 122,962 193% 172%
Others 50,477 12,225 96% 97% 395,674 101,484 90% 96%
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.