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As of February 2019
Monthly battery export and import statistics
(source: Trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, Japan)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  February 2019 Accumulated total from January to February 2019
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 (exported) 149,979  42,420  74%  92%  342,734  85,191  82%  95% 
Total of primary batteries 97,069  2,478  118%  110%  181,017  4,689  109%  102% 
Zinc carbon 90  10  147  14 
Alkaline 7,896  137  293%  281%  13,181  242  174%  188% 
Silver oxide 44,200  555  126%  113%  80,241  1,059  109%  101% 
Lithium 44,882  1,437  101%  91%  87,326  2,791  103%  88% 
Zinc air 0%  0%  120  51%  58% 
Others 338  134%  272%  581  56%  229% 
Total of secondary batteries 52,910  39,942  44%  91%  161,718  80,502  64%  95% 
Lead-acid 174  1,278  93%  91%  331  2,380  95%  92% 
Nickel cadmium 835  204  43%  101%  1,576  362  29%  67% 
Nickel iron 0%  0%  0%  0% 
Nickel metal-hydride 8,185  8,643  88%  116%  17,163  16,153  80%  115% 
Lithium ion 39,096  14,981  38%  58%  132,966  36,922  64%  72% 
Others 4,620  14,836  64%  167%  9,682  24,685  61%  152% 
Total of all batteries (imported) 119,042  16,304  105%  103%  266,738  39,770  103%  116% 
Total of primary batteries 111,604  1,836  107%  111%  248,588  4,223  102%  114% 
Zinc carbon 13,149  125  114%  88%  26,682  278  86%  84% 
Alkaline button 2,648  14  126%  85%  5,504  38  85%  71% 
Alkaline (exc. button type) 79,568  1,001  109%  107%  182,132  2,328  107%  109% 
Silver oxide 64  46%  64%  230  43%  56% 
Lithium 11,194  531  87%  112%  24,457  1,164  97%  115% 
Zinc air 4,978  137  95%  176%  9,569  233  95%  151% 
Others 27  9%  410%  15  174  29%  651% 
Total of secondary batteries 7,438  14,468  92%  102%  18,150  35,547  106%  116% 
Lead-acid 587  2,505  85%  79%  1,392  6,128  97%  92% 
Nickel cadmium 23  69  74%  37%  67  243  62%  71% 
Nickel iron
Nickel metal-hydride 1,914  357  93%  74%  3,907  751  98%  83% 
Lithium ion 4,796  10,923  92%  120%  12,564  27,024  112%  134% 
Others 118  614  78%  52%  220  1,400  61%  55% 
Total values may differ because they are rounded off to the nearest integer.

As of 2012, the "Others" category of imported secondary batteries has been separated into Nickel metal-hydride, Lithium ion and Others.
As of 2016, the "Alkaline" category of imported primary batteries has been separated into "Alkaline button" and "Alkaline (exc. button type)" categories.