14 Feb Executive Summary World Robotics 2017 Industrial Robots
Global robot installations are estimated to increase at least by 18%, to about 346,800 units in 2017. Robot supplies in the Americas will increase by 16%, in Asia/Australia by 21%, and in Europe by 8%.
From 2018 to 2020, global robot installations are estimated to increase by at least 15% on average per year (CAGR): 15% in the Americas and in Asia/Australia, and 11% in Europe. Total global sales will reach about 520,900 units in 2020. Between 2017 and 2020, it is estimated that more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world.
Full report at : International Federation of Robotics