30 Aug '12, 2pm

A 38% surge in sales pushes global robot market above $25bn #automation

A 38% surge in sales pushes global robot market above $25bn #automation

International Federation of Robotics (IFR), whose newly-published annual report predicts that robot sales will expand by a further 9% this year to reach about 181,000, despite the weakening global economic situation. Between 2013 and 2015, it expects global sales to increase by an average of about 5% per year, taking the annual supply of industrial robots above the 200,000 mark by 2015. Last year, Japan was again the world’s largest robot market, with the number of robots sold soaring by 27% to reach almost 28,000, driven partly by the need to replace systems destroyed by the 11 March tsunami. Japan was followed closely by South Korea, where robot sales increased by 9% to 25,500. This marked a slowdown from 2010 when Korea topped the list. In the US, robot shipments increased by 43% in 2011 to hit a new peak of 20,555. In 2011, China bought 22,600 industrial robots – 51% m...

Full article: http://www.drives.co.uk/fullstory.asp?id=3602

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