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As of September 2018
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  September 2018 Accumulated total from January to September 2018
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 396,516  78,677  107%  103%  3,506,457  698,583  102%  109% 
Total of primary batteries 249,111  9,012  117%  112%  2,079,978  69,924  102%  99% 
Silver oxide batteries 60,666  872  105%  99%  568,407  8,403  90%  81% 
Alkaline batteries 114,071  5,098  141%  135%  770,092  32,964  113%  105% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 22,739  1,724  180%  154%  111,248  8,886  104%  104% 
Lithium batteries 74,374  3,042  101%  90%  741,479  28,557  101%  99% 
Total of secondary batteries 147,405  69,665  94%  102%  1,426,479  628,659  102%  110% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,528  16,087  94%  102%  23,181  139,876  99%  105% 
For vehicles 1,969  10,316  97%  103%  17,679  90,418  101%  108% 
Others 559  5,771  87%  100%  5,502  49,458  95%  101% 
Alkaline batteries 43,450  14,764  94%  99%  389,248  135,787  100%  103% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,853  14,204  96%  102%  356,679  129,378  101%  104% 
Other alkaline batteries 2,597  560  72%  60%  32,569  6,409  93%  77% 
Lithium-ion batteries 101,427  38,814  94%  104%  1,014,050  352,996  103%  116% 
EV 57,290  25,790  97%  112%  635,469  244,626  111%  125% 
Others 44,137  13,024  90%  90%  378,581  108,370  92%  98% 
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.