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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  March 2017 Accumulated total from January to March 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 418,763  81,118  106%  102%  1,083,998  219,617  103%  100% 
Total of primary batteries 246,949  7,992  112%  107%  635,230  21,755  105%  103% 
Silver oxide batteries 80,659  1,350  123%  121%  196,884  3,326  109%  105% 
Alkaline batteries 75,337  3,193  100%  101%  209,083  9,233  104%  106% 
AA size 40,389  1,469  101%  100%  111,511  4,251  103%  103% 
AAA size 23,513  866  101%  108%  63,917  2,424  103%  102% 
Others 11,435  858  94%  96%  33,655  2,558  110%  114% 
Lithium batteries 90,953  3,449  116%  108%  229,263  9,196  104%  100% 
Total of secondary batteries 171,814  73,126  97%  101%  448,768  197,862  100%  99% 
Lead-acid batteries 3,058  18,358  104%  101%  8,691  50,358  104%  101% 
For vehicles 2,302  10,923  104%  106%  6,580  30,754  104%  104% 
Others 756  7,435  104%  94%  2,111  19,604  103%  97% 
Alkaline batteries 46,720  17,254  99%  97%  127,161  46,083  101%  99% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 42,445  16,175  105%  99%  114,617  43,036  106%  100% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,275  1,079  63%  82%  12,544  3,047  71%  86% 
Lithium-ion batteries 122,036  37,514  96%  104%  312,916  101,421  99%  98% 
EV 69,846  24,563  111%  114%  179,236  66,377  122%  108% 
Others 52,190  12,951  81%  88%  133,680  35,044  79%  83% 
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.