China's industrial robot output increased by 19.1% in 2020

China's industrial robot output increased by 19.1% in 2020

In 2020, China's cumulative production of industrial robots was 237,068 units, a year-on-year increase of 19.1%
In terms of fields, from January to December 2020, the operating income of the national special operation robot manufacturing enterprises above designated size was 2.88 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 24.7%, and the total profit was 120 million yuan. The operating income of domestic service consumer robot manufacturing enterprises above designated size was 10.31 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 31.3%, and the total profit was 70 million yuan.

According to data released by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the average robot density in the global manufacturing industry has set a global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees. By region, Western Europe (225 units) and Nordic countries (204 units) have the highest degree of automation, followed by North America (153 units) and Southeast Asia (119 units).
International Federation of Robotics

The 10 countries with the highest degree of automation in the world are: Singapore (1), South Korea (2), Japan (3), Germany (4), Sweden (5), Denmark (6), Hong Kong (7), Chinese Taipei (8) , The United States (9) and Belgium and Luxembourg (10). This is based on the latest world robot statistics released by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
So far, the country with the highest robot density is still Singapore, with 918 robots per 10,000 employees by 2019. The electronics industry, especially semiconductors and computer peripherals, are the main customers of industrial robots in Singapore, accounting for 75% of the total operating stock.

South Korea ranked second in 2019, with 868 units per 10,000 employees. South Korea is a market leader in LCD and memory chip manufacturing. Companies such as Samsung and LG top the list. It is also a major production base for automotive and electric vehicle battery manufacturing. .

Japan (364 robots per 10,000 employees) and Germany (346 units) ranked third and fourth respectively. Japan is the world's leading robot manufacturing country-even here, robots can assemble robots: 47% of global robot production is made in Japan. The electrical and electronic industries accounted for 34% of the operating stock, the automotive industry accounted for 32%, and the metal and machinery industries accounted for 13%. So far, Germany is the largest robot market in Europe, and 38% of European industrial robots operate in factories here. The density of robots in the German automotive industry is the highest in the world. The number of employees in this sector has continuously increased from 720,000 in 2010 to nearly 850,000 in 2019.

Sweden ranks fifth with a robot density of 274 units, with a 35% share in the metal industry and a 35% share in the automotive industry.

The density of robots in the United States has increased to 228 robots. In 2019, the U.S. automobile market once again became the world's second largest automobile market after China, with the second largest production of automobiles and light vehicles. Both the United States and China are considered highly competitive markets for global automakers.
The development of robot density in China is continuing dynamically: Today, the robot density in China's manufacturing industry ranks 15th in the world. In addition to automobile production, China is also a major producer of electronic equipment, batteries, semiconductors and microchips.

Industrial robots are equipped with neodymium-iron-boron magnets. The increase in industrial robot production also promotes the demand for neodymium-iron-boron magnets(NdFeB magnet). The soaring price of non-ferrous metal materials including rare earth materials this year has led to increased costs for manufacturers.