From January to April, China had issued more than 35,000 industrial robots — growth compared to the same period of 2016 more than 50%
In 2013, the share of China in world consumption of industrial robots accounted for 20%, which made this country the largest consumer of industrial robots. In 2014, the figure rose to 25%, and in 2016 — up to 33.3%. According to the forecast International Federation of Robotics in 2019, the share of China will increase to 40%.
Industrial robots named as one of the priorities of the 13th five-year development plan of China. It is not surprising that the local production of these products is growing rapidly, as evidenced by the data given by the source, citing the Agency Forward Business and Intelligence.
In 2016, China released 72 400 robots that on 34,3% more than in 2015. In the period from January to April this year was released 35 073 robot that 51.7% increase over the same period of the previous year.
In the Chinese market in 2016 year has sold 34 000 industrial robots local production. This year is expected to increase this indicator up to 43 000.
High demand for robots is due to two factors: on the one hand, rising wages, and so the use of robots becomes economically justified, and on the other hand, the complication of technological processes makes it too difficult for manual labor.