February 7, 2022
Japan Robot Association (JARA) announced the amount of orders and production of its members for industrial robot in 2021.
On a member company basis, the amount of orders received increased 29.6% from the previous year to 940.5 billion yen. The production increased 26.4% from the previous year to 832.6 billion yen. Although the COVID-19 pandemic was not contained by the end of 2021, the strong Chinese market drove the increase in demand for robots. The US and European markets were also strong.
The annual orders in Japan received by members and non-members combined is expected to increase 27.7% from the previous year to 1,097 billion yen. This is the first time that the amount of orders received will exceed 1 trillion yen. Details will be announced in May 2022.
JARA also announced the amount of robot orders and production for October-December 2021. Orders received increased 3.9% year-on-year (YoY) to 231 billion yen, the sixth consecutive quarter of YoY growth. The production increased by 29.5% to 211 billion yen, the fifth consecutive quarter of YoY growth.