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As of May 2019
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  May 2019 Accumulated total from January to May 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 348,017  68,439  93%  97%  1,744,033  365,442  92%  92% 
Total of primary batteries 211,433  6,482  97%  97%  1,114,609  36,474  102%  101% 
Silver oxide batteries 65,906  945  114%  113%  314,830  4,468  104%  97% 
Alkaline batteries 71,691  2,798  96%  103%  424,383  17,704  111%  110% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 11,721  698  132%  104%  68,008  4,288  136%  105% 
Lithium batteries 73,836  2,739  86%  88%  375,396  14,302  92%  92% 
Total of secondary batteries 136,584  61,957  87%  97%  629,424  328,968  78%  92% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,216  12,873  99%  99%  13,082  79,918  99%  101% 
For vehicles 1,656  8,230  100%  97%  10,058  51,717  100%  102% 
Others 560  4,643  98%  104%  3,024  28,201  96%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 43,664  16,083  109%  114%  217,328  83,150  101%  110% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,592  15,390  110%  113%  201,297  79,738  104%  111% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,072  693  98%  123%  16,031  3,412  79%  83% 
Lithium-ion batteries 90,704  33,001  79%  90%  399,014  165,900  69%  81% 
EV 60,307  23,994  77%  90%  235,061  115,360  66%  82% 
Others 30,397  9,007  85%  90%  163,953  50,540  74%  79% 
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.
Statistical data of AA and AAA sizes of alkaline dry batteries have not disclosed as from September, 2017.