May 23, 2023
According to the Japan Machine Accessory Association, the production value of machine accessories in 2022 increased for the second consecutive year to 215,724 million yen, up 9.7% year-on-year (YoY).
The breakdown was as follows: parts and components increased 12.0% YoY to 146,693 million yen, work holding tools increased 9.2% to 21,229 million yen, tool holders increased 5.1% YoY to 14,255 million yen, and auxiliary equipment increased 2.6% YoY to 33,544 million yen. In connection with the expansion of demand for machine tools, the production amount of machine accessories also increased further from the previous year.
According to the Machinery Statistics of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI), the production amount of cutting tools and wear resistant tools in 2022 was 482,426 million yen, an increase of 8.1% YoY.
The breakdown was as follows: special steel cutting tools increased 8.4% YoY to 82,563 million yen, diamond tools increased 4.6% YoY to 65,756 million yen, C(W)BN tools increased 5.1% YoY to 28,736 million yen, and cemented carbide tools increased 9.1% YoY to 305,371 million yen. Although the growth rate was lower than in the previous year, all items showed YoY growth.
According to the Machinery Statistics of METI, the production amount of material handling machines and industrial robots in 2022 increased 11.7% from the previous year to 1,447,471 million yen, a new record high.
The breakdown is as follows: material handling machinery, up 14.1% YoY to 720,746 billion yen. Industrial robots increased for the second consecutive year, up 9.3% YoY to 726,725 million yen. Sequencing robots and intelligent robots decreased 18.7% YoY to 19,212 million yen, playback robots increased 22.7% YoY to 399,973 million yen, and numerically controlled robots decreased 2.9% YoY to 267,156 million yen.