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

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  September 2017 Accumulated total from January to September 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 369,649  76,094  93%  108%  3,442,563  641,786  103%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 212,635  8,045  94%  101%  2,047,677  70,800  103%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 58,050  885  84%  79%  633,719  10,416  109%  107% 
Alkaline batteries 81,136  3,769  93%  97%  682,723  31,445  96%  99% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 12,598  1,118  96%  98%  107,289  8,514  104%  102% 
Lithium batteries 73,449  3,391  105%  115%  731,235  28,939  104%  104% 
Total of secondary batteries 157,014  68,049  93%  108%  1,394,886  570,986  104%  106% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,678  15,817  100%  105%  23,369  133,130  104%  106% 
For vehicles 2,034  10,023  101%  110%  17,580  83,995  104%  108% 
Others 644  5,794  96%  97%  5,789  49,135  103%  103% 
Alkaline batteries 46,051  14,860  90%  90%  389,609  132,408  98%  98% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 42,436  13,923  93%  90%  354,595  124,097  102%  99% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,615  937  62%  91%  35,014  8,311  70%  89% 
Lithium-ion batteries 108,285  37,372  94%  120%  981,908  305,448  107%  109% 
EV 59,302  22,945  109%  124%  571,818  195,317  133%  118% 
Others 48,983  14,427  82%  115%  410,090  110,131  83%  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.