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As of December 2017
Monthly battery export and import statistics by region
(source: Trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance Japan)

Unit: million JPY
Primary batteries
Export Total Alkaline Zinc carbon Silver oxide Lithium Others
Southeast Asia 1,738  32  714  990 
Europe 805  11  38  565  190 
North America 489  51  51  387 
Others 92  90 
Total 3,123  97  802  2,032  191 
Import            
Southeast Asia 1,979  1,301  233  433 
Europe 124  25  99 
North America 104  83  13 
Others
Total 2,212  1,309  233  544  121 

Secondary batteries
Export Total Lead-acid Nickel cadmium Nickel metal-hydride Lithium ion Others
Southeast Asia 19,735  612  52  1,258  7,522  10,290 
Europe 12,051  220  30  5,273  4,978  1,549 
North America 17,478  468  222  2,061  12,472  2,255 
Central America 104  22  74 
Others 745  99  113  528 
Total 50,112  1,421  310  8,709  25,575  14,098 
Import            
Southeast Asia 11,747  2,887  39  414  7,456  950 
Europe 513  314  48  94  54 
North America 3,206  136  72  25  2,832  142 
Central America 40  34 
Others
Total 15,510  3,371  159  444  10,386  1,150 


"Others" of the imports are divided into Nickel metal-hydride, Lithium ion and Others.