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Industrial robots, quarterly orders and production at record highs

May 9, 2022

On April 28, 2022, Japan Robot Association (JARA) announced the amount of orders and production of industrial robots by its member companies for the January-March period of 2022 in Japan.


The amount of orders increased 4.3% year-on-year (YoY) to 256.7 billion yen, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of YoY growth.

The amount of production increased 4.2% YoY to 216.2 billion yen for the sixth consecutive quarter of YoY growth. Both orders and production reached record quarterly highs.


The amount of shipments increased 2.6% YoY to 219.9 billion yen. Although domestic shipments, especially to the automobile manufacturing industry, remained weak, shipments to semiconductors continued to be strong, indicating an overall recovery trend.

The exports to Europe and North America increased 71.9% YoY to 25.9 billion yen, while exports to North America rose 40.7% YoY to 37.7 billion yen. On the other hand, exports to Asia, especially to China, which had been a strong driver of the market, slowed down, falling 15.1% YoY to 99.6 billion yen.

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