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

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 334,815  73,111  93%  90%  668,523  147,976  91%  92% 
Total of primary batteries 224,533  7,520  112%  109%  416,793  14,007  103%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 59,340  819  105%  90%  111,524  1,573  92%  82% 
Alkaline batteries 90,863  3,855  126%  125%  163,331  6,939  118%  118% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 13,641  887  133%  104%  27,265  1,713  149%  112% 
Lithium batteries 74,330  2,846  103%  98%  141,938  5,495  97%  93% 
Total of secondary batteries 110,282  65,591  70%  88%  251,730  133,969  77%  91% 
Lead-acid batteries 2,789  17,649  98%  105%  5,566  34,804  99%  106% 
For vehicles 2,149  11,166  98%  104%  4,321  22,688  99%  104% 
Others 640  6,483  99%  108%  1,245  12,116  98%  108% 
Alkaline batteries 39,311  16,386  96%  109%  78,575  31,447  94%  106% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 35,961  15,679  99%  111%  72,293  30,065  98%  110% 
Other alkaline batteries 3,350  707  77%  76%  6,282  1,382  63%  64% 
Lithium-ion batteries 68,182  31,556  60%  74%  167,589  67,718  70%  80% 
EV 33,048  20,893  49%  72%  104,450  48,394  70%  84% 
Others 35,134  10,663  77%  79%  63,139  19,324  70%  72% 
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.