Chinese Demand

The People’s Republic of Robots

Chinese Robots Source AP
Chinese Robots at Rappoo Technology center.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    China’s market for robotics is growing, but increasing domestic production could be a challenge for German exporters of automation technology.

  • Facts


    • China has 36 robots per 10,000 employees, compared to 478 in South Korea and 292 in Germany.
    • In 2014 for the second year in a row, China was the global robotics industry’s most important market, with sales rising 56 percent to 57,000 units.
    • The average growth of robotics sales in China over the past five years is 59 percent, according to the International Federation of Robotics, or IFR.
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