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As of December 2017
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  December 2017 Accumulated total from January to December 2017
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 440,813  85,683  102%  110%  4,711,627  887,280  102%  106% 
Total of primary batteries 277,065  10,205  104%  101%  2,837,470  100,484  103%  102% 
Silver oxide batteries 78,667  1,180  130%  117%  850,372  13,748  110%  106% 
Alkaline batteries 114,504  5,676  94%  100%  997,657  47,422  95%  98% 
AA size
AAA size
Others 17,162  1,483  94%  93%  159,574  13,001  102%  100% 
Lithium batteries 83,894  3,349  100%  100%  989,441  39,314  105%  105% 
Total of secondary batteries 163,748  75,478  98%  111%  1,874,157  786,796  101%  106% 
Lead-acid batteries 3,312  18,956  100%  103%  32,535  186,435  103%  106% 
For vehicles 2,684  13,457  101%  109%  24,814  120,121  104%  109% 
Others 628  5,499  97%  90%  7,721  66,314  101%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 48,365  15,305  93%  102%  521,120  177,995  96%  99% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 43,037  14,249  92%  102%  471,105  166,583  99%  99% 
Other alkaline batteries 5,328  1,056  104%  102%  50,015  11,412  76%  92% 
Lithium-ion batteries 112,071  41,217  100%  119%  1,320,502  422,366  103%  110% 
EV 57,522  25,310  102%  121%  763,395  267,940  122%  116% 
Others 54,549  15,907  98%  116%  557,107  154,426  85%  101% 
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.