How many industrial robots are there, and will they be in the world in 2025?

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In 2025, the global industrial robot stock is expected to reach more than 4.5 million units, with Annual growth of something like 10 percent from 2020 to 2025. China, Japan, Korea, and the United States are projected to be the largest markets for industrial robots in 2025. Together, the above countries are expected to account for 77 percent of the global installed base of industrial robots.

The automotive industry is currently the largest adopter of industrial robots. In 2019, this sector accounted for 36 percent of the total number of industrial robots installed globally. The electronics industry was the second-largest adopter, accounting for 18 percent of total installations. Together, these two industries represented over half of all industrial robot installations in 2019.

The food industry will be the fastest-growing adopter of industrial robots between 2020 and 2025. This sector is projected to experience a CAGR of 12 percent during this period. The electronics and automotive industries are also expected to see significant growth in their installed base of industrial robots, with CAGRs of 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

In terms of the total number of installed units, China is expected to have the most extensive stock of industrial robots in 2025, followed by Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Together, these five countries are projected to account for over 80 percent of the global installed base of industrial robots in 2025.

The automotive industry is currently the largest adopter of industrial robots, accounting for 36 percent of total installations in 2019. This sector is projected to maintain its position as the largest adopter through 2025. The electronics industry is expected to be the second-largest adopter, accounting for 18 percent of total installations in 2025. Together, these two industries are projected to represent more than half of all industrial robot installations in 2025.

The food industry is expected to be the fastest-growing adopter of industrial robots between 2020 and 2025. This sector is projected to experience a CAGR of 12 percent during this time period. The automotive and electronics industries are also expected to see significant growth in their installed base of industrial robots, with CAGRs of 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

In the total number of units installed, China is expected to have the largest stock of industrial robots in 2025, followed by Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Together, these five countries are projected to account for over 80 percent of the global installed base of industrial robots in 2025.
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