World Robots

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Robots can perform certain tasks faster and more accurately than humans can, which increases productivity and helps reduce overall costs in developing and developed countries.

World demand to rise 10.5% annually through 2016

Global demand for robots is forecast to increase nearly 11 percent per year through 2016 to $20.2 billion, outpacing both the world’s economy and overall manufacturing activity. Robots can perform certain tasks faster and more accurately than humans can, which increases productivity and helps reduce overall costs. In developed countries, which tend to have higher labor costs, robots are often used to replace human workers. In developing countries, which usually have an abundance of low cost labor, robot use is more concentrated in tasks that are difficult or dangerous for human workers. However, as wages rise in developing countries, the use of robots to replace human workers will increase, especially as advantages in end product quality and worker safety become more apparent.

Service robots to outpace industrial types

The industrial sector has been a significant user of robots for a few decades now, while the service sector has only become significant robot users since the middle of the first decade of the 2000s. Through 2016 and beyond, service robots will lead growth as lower costs and the increasing sophistication of robot technology and software make these products more appealing to a broader range of consumers. The robust outlook for service robot demand is leading an increasing number of companies to enter the market, especially in the medical and consumer product sectors, and this should increase competition and further lower costs. Professional applications will continue to dominate the service robot market, with medical robots leading gains, particularly in developed countries.

US to remain top market

Five countries -- the US, Japan, Germany, China, and South Korea -- combined to account for 68 percent of the $12.3 billion global robot market in 2011 and will continue to dominate the overall market through the next decade. The US will remain the largest national market. China will become the second largest market by 2016. Global robot production is dominated by Japan, the US, Germany, and South Korea, which combined accounted for 70 percent of the total in 2011. Because production is so concentrated, trade is quite important in the robot industry. Sophisticated high-value industrial and medical robots tend to be produced in highly developed countries with established high tech manufacturing industries, such as Japan, the US, and Germany. Smaller, less expensive service robots, especially those geared to the consumer market, are generally produced in countries with developed consumer electronics manufacturing capacity, primarily in Asia.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $12.3 billion world robot industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (industrial, service), market (e.g., motor vehicles, chemicals, electrical/electronic products, professional services, personal services), world region and for 14 countries.

The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 industry players, including ABB, FANUC, and Yaskawa Electric.

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  1. World Robots

    $6,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $342.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $187.00

      1. Table | WORLD ROBOT DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,035.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Environment

        $425.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $124.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $285.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

        $110.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Industrial Outlook

        $262.00

        1. 3.4.1 Industrial Output Trends

          $125.00

          1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

        2. 3.4.2 Gross Fixed Investment Outlook

          $114.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Motor Vehicle Production

        $183.00

        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (000 units)

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $2,783.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $84.00

      2. 4.2 Robot Classifications

        $423.00

        1. 4.2.1 Industrial Robots

          $292.00

        2. 4.2.2 Service Robots

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Demand by Region

        $113.00

        1. Table | WORLD ROBOT DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Type

        $1,865.00

        1. 4.4.1 Industrial Robot Demand by Function

          $82.00

        2. 4.4.2 Industrial Robot Demand by Market

          $574.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL ROBOT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars)

          3. Table | CHEMICAL MARKET FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars)

          4. Table | ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MARKET FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars)

          5. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.3 Industrial Robot Demand by Region

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL ROBOT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.4 Service Robot Demand

          $1,091.00

          1. Table | WORLD SERVICE ROBOT DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOT MARKET BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | PERSONAL SERVICE ROBOT MARKET BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Production

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD ROBOT PRODUCTION BY REGION (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 International Trade

        $103.00

        1. Table | INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ROBOTS (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 Pricing

        $119.00

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,045.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $89.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 North America: Demand by Type & Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET million dollars)

      4. 5.4 United States

        $381.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND million dollars)

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $228.00

        1. Table | CANADA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

        2. Table | CANADA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million US dollars)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $237.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | MEXICO: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,792.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $108.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Demand by Type & Market

        $171.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $313.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | GERMANY: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $265.00

        1. Table | ITALY: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | ITALY: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 France

        $211.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | FRANCE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 United Kingdom

        $240.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Spain

        $223.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | SPAIN: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $203.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,476.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $111.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Type & Market

        $130.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Japan

        $358.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | JAPAN: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 China

        $422.00

        1. Table | CHINA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | CHINA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 South Korea

        $358.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Taiwan

        $275.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

        2. Table | TAIWAN: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million US dollars)

      8. 7.8 Thailand

        $254.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | THAILAND: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 7.9 India

        $249.00

        1. Table | INDIA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | INDIA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      10. 7.10 Other Asia/Pacific

        $239.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $809.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $271.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Demand by Type & Market

          $132.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $282.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Type & Market

          $121.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $255.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Type & Market

          $84.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,138.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $222.00

        1. Table | WORLD ROBOT SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Industrial Robot Market Share

        $569.00

      3. 9.3 Service Robot Market Share

        $355.00

      4. 9.4 Manufacturing & Development

        $82.00

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $211.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 9.6 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Structuring

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      7. 9.7 Company Profiles

        $4,973.00

        1. 9.7.1 ABB Limited

          $118.00

        2. 9.7.2 Adept Technology Incorporated

          $277.00

        3. 9.7.3 Aethon Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 9.7.4 Amazon.com Incorporated

          $86.00

        5. 9.7.5 BA Systemes

          $115.00

        6. 9.7.6 Deere & Company

          $82.00

        7. 9.7.7 DENSO Corporation

          $104.00

        8. 9.7.8 Dürr AG

          $144.00

        9. 9.7.9 FANUC Corporation

          $173.00

        10. 9.7.10 Fiat SpA

          $142.00

        11. 9.7.11 Friendly Robotics Limited

          $82.00

        12. 9.7.12 Fullwood Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.7.13 Hanool Robotics Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 9.7.14 Hitachi Limited

          $82.00

        15. 9.7.15 Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.7.16 Honda Motor Company Limited

          $82.00

        17. 9.7.17 Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Limited

          $108.00

        18. 9.7.18 InTouch Technologies Incorporated

          $88.00

        19. 9.7.19 Intuitive Surgical Incorporated

          $132.00

        20. 9.7.20 iRobot Corporation

          $224.00

        21. 9.7.21 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited

          $109.00

        22. 9.7.22 Komatsu Limited

          $106.00

        23. 9.7.23 KUKA AG

          $205.00

        24. 9.7.24 Lely Holding Sarl

          $82.00

        25. 9.7.25 LG Electronics Incorporated

          $94.00

        26. 9.7.26 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited

          $89.00

        27. 9.7.27 Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation

          $146.00

        28. 9.7.28 Panasonic Corporation

          $196.00

        29. 9.7.29 Reis Group Holding GmbH & Company KG

          $119.00

        30. 9.7.30 RoboGroup TEK Limited

          $115.00

        31. 9.7.31 Samsung Electronics Company Limited

          $144.00

        32. 9.7.32 SANYO Homes Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 9.7.33 SCHUNK GmbH & Company KG

          $111.00

        34. 9.7.34 SEGA SAMMY Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 9.7.35 Seiko Epson Corporation

          $82.00

        36. 9.7.36 Sepro Robotique

          $82.00

        37. 9.7.37 Stäubli International AG

          $113.00

        38. 9.7.38 Technip SA

          $163.00

        39. 9.7.39 Tetra Laval International SA

          $115.00

        40. 9.7.40 Thales SA

          $130.00

        41. 9.7.41 Toyota Motor Corporation

          $89.00

        42. 9.7.42 Yamaha Motor Company Limited

          $82.00

        43. 9.7.43 Yaskawa Electric Corporation

          $171.00

        44. 9.7.44 Zucchetti Group

          $115.00

      8. 9.8 Additional Companies in the World Robot Industry

        $151.00

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