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China Far Outpaces America in Bringing Robots to Factories

China Far Outpaces America in Bringing Robots to Factories
BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 06: Kids wear protective face masks to against the spread of the coronavirus as they looks an smart robot nucleic acid swab test during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) at Beijing Olympic Park on September 6, 2020 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Thursday, 24 September 2020 09:04 AM

The number of robots operating on Chinese factory floors rose 21% last year as the world’s manufacturing powerhouse extended its lead in automation.

China added 140,500 new robots and now holds almost one-third of the global stock, according to a new report published Thursday by World Robotics. The U.S. posted an increase of 33,300 or 7% and ranks fourth behind two other Asian economies, Japan and South Korea.

The top five countries hold almost two-thirds of the market. In China, 71% of new robots were shipped in from foreign suppliers.

“The stock of industrial robots operating in factories around the world today marks the highest level in history,” says Milton Guerry, president of the International Federation of Robotics.

The U.K. lags all major economies in robot usage. In 2019, only 2,000 units were installed -- about one-tenth the number in Germany and one-third that of France.

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