News Subject: Robots - China breaks historic records in automation

China forecast 2020 – International Federation of Robotics (IFR) predicts annual sales increase between 15 and 20 percent on average
Frankfurt, August 16th, 2017 – China has rapidly become a global leader in automation. From 2018 to 2020, a sales increase between 15 and 20 percent on average per year is possible for industrial robots. Annual sales volume has currently reached the highest level ever recorded for a single country: Within a year, sales in China surged by 27 percent to 87,000 units (2016). The operational stock of industrial robots marks the highest level in the world. At the same time, Chinese robot manufacturers expand the market share in their home country. These are results published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) ahead of the World Robotics Report 2017 to be released on September 27th. More
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