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As of July 2018
Monthly battery export and import statistics
(source: Trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, Japan)

Unit: 1,000 (Quantity), million JPY (Amount)
  July 2018 Accumulated total from January to July 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 (exported) 215,200  50,810  96%  118%  1,509,724  343,250  97%  116% 
Total of primary batteries 95,407  2,530  87%  90%  649,029  17,858  92%  97% 
Zinc carbon 28  1906%  19% 
Alkaline 3,969  97  82%  114%  24,518  503  106%  105% 
Silver oxide 43,560  580  81%  91%  277,677  3,755  83%  93% 
Lithium 47,843  1,724  95%  91%  346,269  12,237  100%  93% 
Zinc air 23  531  77%  76% 
Others 127  1492%  70%  1,355  63%  204% 
Total of secondary batteries 119,793  48,281  104%  120%  860,695  325,392  101%  118% 
Lead-acid 172  1,251  100%  95%  1,259  10,459  104%  120% 
Nickel cadmium 1,268  136  66%  70%  11,538  1,200  92%  96% 
Nickel iron 15%  48%  3052%  374% 
Nickel metal-hydride 14,202  7,565  104%  119%  91,888  55,700  97%  117% 
Lithium ion 95,626  22,127  106%  98%  693,844  171,037  100%  103% 
Others 8,525  17,201  100%  174%  62,165  86,994  120%  164% 
Total of all batteries (imported) 112,617  15,477  96%  115%  807,714  111,729  100%  122% 
Total of primary batteries 103,453  1,707  95%  95%  748,379  12,627  99%  100% 
Zinc carbon 9,571  94  79%  67%  91,130  942  97%  91% 
Alkaline button 1,422  15  58%  90%  18,354  136  98%  94% 
Alkaline (exc. button type) 76,548  938  97%  86%  511,916  6,493  99%  92% 
Silver oxide 97  149%  188%  1,280  43  180%  163% 
Lithium 9,271  544  99%  121%  87,036  3,807  98%  109% 
Zinc air 6,485  105  99%  108%  38,447  668  116%  108% 
Others 59  5497%  151%  217  537  165%  212% 
Total of secondary batteries 9,164  13,770  117%  119%  59,334  99,103  111%  126% 
Lead-acid 638  2,841  95%  98%  4,551  21,194  95%  102% 
Nickel cadmium 34  164  22%  97%  414  1,064  77%  97% 
Nickel iron 0%  0% 
Nickel metal-hydride 2,196  397  117%  103%  13,546  2,793  101%  97% 
Lithium ion 6,191  9,383  123%  134%  39,944  66,181  117%  143% 
Others 105  985  152%  85%  880  7,871  145%  104% 
Total values may differ because they are rounded off to the nearest integer.

As of 2012, the "Others" category of imported secondary batteries has been separated into Nickel metal-hydride, Lithium ion and Others.
As of 2016, the "Alkaline" category of imported primary batteries has been separated into "Alkaline button" and "Alkaline (exc. button type)" categories.