Asia dominates in automation – Europe falls behind

Sweden, China and Singapore ranks among the top of the most automated countries in the world in 2016 according to a new study published by The International Federation of Robotics.

This graph clearly shows the rise of the robots throughout the world

Asia still dominates the spot as the most rapidly growing market in the field. In 2016 Asia reached a peak of 191.000 robotic units, which drastically exceeds Europe, who lies below with 56.000 units.

The study looks into robot density, the number of robots per 10.000 employees.

China maintains the top position with a share of 30 percent of the total supply in 2016, which is a rise from 27 percent in 2015. On the other hand, in the manufacturing industry, Singapore has an average of 448 robots per 10.000

Europe on the other hand is lagging behind. Germany is by far the most automated society with a density of 181, followed by Sweden with 164, but neither has any important production sites regarding the electronics industry.

The study can be further read here.

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