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

Unit: million JPY
Primary batteries
Export Total Alkaline Zinc carbon Silver oxide Lithium Others
Southeast Asia 1,436  74  560  802 
Europe 577  58  386  125 
North America 478  68  401 
Others 80  79 
Total 2,571  91  686  1,669  126 
Import            
Southeast Asia 2,564  1,866  214  464  14 
Europe 123  23  99 
North America 248  18  230 
Others
Total 2,943  1,884  214  725  114 

Secondary batteries
Export Total Lead-acid Nickel cadmium Nickel metal-hydride Lithium ion Others
Southeast Asia 17,895  410  93  1,733  5,164  10,496 
Europe 10,601  173  45  3,994  3,406  2,983 
North America 15,975  462  2,405  10,455  2,644 
Central America 567  29  31  10  489 
Others 599  93  120  381 
Total 45,638  1,168  180  8,262  19,895  16,132 
Import            
Southeast Asia 15,793  3,066  20  433  11,500  774 
Europe 720  451  55  10  128  75 
North America 1,747  315  56  15  1,188  173 
Central America 30  20 
Others
Total 18,293  3,853  131  458  12,827  1,025 


"Others" of the imports are divided into Nickel metal-hydride, Lithium ion and Others.