June 7, 2021
On June 1, 2021, Japan Robot Association (JARA) announced the order, production, and total shipment volume of Japanese robots in 2020. All of these are the sum of the figures for member companies and non-member companies.
The order volume in 2020 was 858.8 billion yen, up 5.8% from the previous year. The production volume in 2020 was 766.5 billion yen, down 1.5% from the previous year. The total shipment in 2020 was 766.5 billion yen, down 2.8% from the previous year. Orders increased for the first time in two years, but production and total shipments decreased for the second consecutive year.
At the beginning of 2020, orders were sluggish due to the COVID-19 infection, but orders from China increased after the middle of the year.
JARA also announced the outlook for 2021. The volume of orders received in 2021 is expected to increase 12.3% year-on-year to 964 billion yen, and the production is expected to increase 12.9% year-on-year to 856 billion yen.
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