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As of November 2016
Monthly battery sales statistics
(source: Machinery statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  November 2016 Accumulated total from January to November 2016
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 440,270  78,361  116%  118%  4,186,534  761,264  108%  105% 
Total of primary batteries 267,790  10,323  104%  104%  2,501,113  88,637  102%  101% 
Silver oxide batteries 64,786  1,048  95%  90%  710,788  11,912  92%  88% 
Alkaline batteries 129,415  6,417  112%  112%  929,335  42,772  107%  108% 
AA size 67,804  2,816  113%  110%  502,702  19,557  110%  110% 
AAA size 41,210  1,820  111%  113%  288,221  11,816  106%  109% 
Others 20,401  1,781  111%  115%  138,412  11,399  100%  105% 
Lithium batteries 73,589  2,858  98%  92%  860,990  33,953  106%  99% 
Total of secondary batteries 172,480  68,038  144%  120%  1,685,421  672,627  118%  105% 
Lead-acid batteries 3,070  17,116  109%  109%  28,176  156,739  100%  102% 
For vehicles 2,382  11,157  110%  110%  21,186  97,576  101%  101% 
Others 688  5,959  106%  106%  6,990  59,163  99%  102% 
Alkaline batteries 45,451  15,170  120%  108%  492,209  165,256  102%  102% 
Nickel metal-hydride batteries 40,497  14,135  124%  109%  431,601  153,822  109%  105% 
Other alkaline batteries 4,954  1,035  98%  100%  60,608  11,434  68%  74% 
Lithium-ion batteries 123,959  35,752  157%  134%  1,165,036  350,632  127%  109% 
EV 74,243  23,868  226%  166%  584,112  214,408  148%  119% 
Others 49,716  11,884  107%  96%  580,924  136,224  111%  95% 
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.