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As of January 2019
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 977  92  418  461 
Europe 660  13  42  362  242 
North America 514  42  472 
Others 60  58 
Total 2,211  105  504  1,354  244 
Import            
Southeast Asia 1,963  1,333  153  459  15 
Europe 113  18  92 
North America 302  18  148  136 
Others
Total 2,387  1,351  153  634  244 

Secondary batteries
Export Total Lead-acid Nickel cadmium Nickel metal-hydride Lithium ion Others
Southeast Asia 11,401  473  38  900  4,019  5,970 
Europe 10,297  198  37  4,386  3,639  2,038 
North America 17,903  337  17  2,123  13,595  1,832 
Central America 485  461 
Others 474  85  62  99  228 
Total 40,561  1,102  158  7,510  21,941  9,849 
Import            
Southeast Asia 17,732  2,654  15  365  14,218  481 
Europe 972  745  28  10  131  60 
North America 2,325  207  132  19  1,723  244 
Central America 48  18  27 
Others
Total 21,080  3,623  175  394  16,101  787 


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