The demand behind the growth for these systems comes mostly the automotive and electrical manufacturing sector, according to the report. Industrial robots in these two sectors are high compared to other industries. In 2015, around 1,500 industrial robots were being used in automotive application for per 10,000 population in the U.S.
In other parts of the world, growing expansion of manufacturing facility in emerging economies such China have boosted the requirement for automated material handling across industries.
The International Federation of Robotics reports that around 60,000 industrial robots were sold in China only in 2015. In 2016, the demand for industrial robots is around $3bn in China only. Such high demand for industrial robots has been witnessed due to the increasing investment in automation by a wide range of domestic industries in China.
In 2015, around 240,000 industrial robots were sold globally, representing a 25 percent increase in the sales from 2014. Again the automotive and the electronics industry were the key drivers for this growth.
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