Industrial Robots - Statistics & Facts

Industrial Robots - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Facts about the Global Market for Industrial Robots

Worldwide shipments of multipurpose industrial robots are forecast to exceed 207,000 units in 2015, up from around 159,000 in 2012. The tremendous growth in sales is largely driven by the automotive sector which accounted for almost 60 percent of new industrial robot installations in 2011. Consequently, the robot density is particularly high in countries with a strong automotive industry. In Japan, there are 1,562 industrial robots installed per 10,000 automotive employees.

Due to rising wages in emerging markets, the use of a robot workforce is expected to encourage companies based in industrialized countries to move production back to domestic shores.

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