British BayShare data indicates that China, Japan and the United States collectively control 58.71% of industrial robots facilities globally, and the number of industrial robots around the world, in September 2020, reached 381,000 robots; The data indicate that China acquired the lion’s share with the number of units reaching 140,500 robots, followed by Japan with a number of 49,900 units, and the United States with a number of 33,300 robots.
South Korea came in fourth place with a number of 27,900 units, Germany with a number of 20,500 units, then the Czech Republic ranked sixth with the number of industrial robots reaching 2,600 units.
Covid-19 stimulates the market
Several factors are converging for the growth of the industrial robots market, amid expectations of its growth in the wake of the unprecedented situation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, as several factories tried during the crisis to protect their employees by closing some production lines.
It appears that the pandemic has created a potential market for industrial robots, in an attempt to prepare for any similar pandemic in the future. The site stated that the annual installation of industrial robots worldwide, between 2009 and 2019, increased by 535%, as it was 60,000 in 2009, and doubled in 2010 to 121,000, and in 2019 it reached 381,000.
It is noteworthy that the number of installations reached their peak in 2018, reaching 422 thousand, but in the following year it decreased by 9.7%, marking the first decline in 7 years.
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