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Secondary battery sales statistics by volume
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000
Calendar year Total of secondary batteries For vehicles Other lead-acid batteries Small sealed-type batteries Nickel metal-hydride Lithium ion Other alkaline
1986 323,010 35,976 8,369 - - - 278,665
1987 422,880 34,348 10,414 - - - 378,118
1988 544,336 36,158 15,052 - - - 493,126
1989 583,007 35,404 15,336 - - - 532,267
1990 665,917 37,127 18,892 - - - 609,898
1991 811,102 34,499 21,324 - - - 755,279
1992 802,040 34,009 23,407 - - - 744,624
1993 917,565 30,791 1,955 26,937 68,737 - 789,145
1994 1,119,284 30,305 1,955 27,062 193,863 - 866,099
1995 1,249,599 30,404 2,039 24,137 301,386 29,722 861,911
1996 1,235,740 29,950 2,278 20,258 358,079 113,808 711,367
1997 1,528,254 29,998 2,420 19,774 579,980 189,407 706,675
1998 1,556,263 29,435 2,309 16,660 647,566 261,944 598,349
1999 1,886,178 29,920 2,295 14,699 868,848 374,383 596,033
2000 2,154,685 30,836 2,699 15,426 1,010,581 479,991 615,152
2001 1,688,026 29,586 2,915 11,834 655,047 456,513 532,131
2002 1,655,470 29,431 2,581 9,443 549,535 571,344 493,136
2003 1,608,237 28,924 2,484 8,043 387,045 780,921 400,820
2004 1,588,302 29,234 2,604 7,338 319,113 828,332 401,681
2005 1,664,045 29,681 2,982 4,129 320,716 926,502 380,035
2006 1,758,864 30,071 2,859 4,666 330,513 1,072,501 318,254
2007 1,798,073 29,993 2,913 4,630 351,848 1,137,100 271,589
2008 1,931,671 26,899 2,968 4,350 407,705 1,256,111 233,638
2009 1,628,383 20,534 4,127 3,691 362,474 1,082,974 154,583
2010 2,020,356 23,648 4,601 3,560 449,122 1,317,624 221,801
2011 1,847,264 22,933 8,215 - 410,446 1,218,342 187,328
2012 1,634,608 24,448 8,343 - 453,165 970,268 178,384
2013 1,479,371 24,107 8,065 - 455,132 844,622 147,445
Figures in Small sealed-type batteries are converted value by weight until 2004.
Motorcycle batteries were included in “For vehicles” until 2008 and then moved into Other lead-acid batteries as of 2009.
Small valve regulated lead-acid batteries are included in Others of Lead-acid batteries as from 2011.
Other alkaline batteries include Industrial alkaline and Small sealed nickel-cadmium batteries.