Industrial robot usage soars in the next five years or 5% of workers will be replaced
According to Fars News Agency on December 24, the survey found that the utilization rate of robots had increased from 12% in 2008 to 37% in 2017. From 2015 to 2017 alone, the proportion of enterprises using robots increased from 8.1% to 13.4%.
In addition, from 2015 to 2017, the average annual growth rate of investment in robots by enterprises participating in the survey was as high as 57%, the report said. The main impact of this growth is on less educated workers.
From 2015 to 2017, robots replaced 9.4% of workers with junior high school education and below, the report said. In sharp contrast, the number of University and above employees increased by 3.6% over the same period.
According to the International Federation of robotics, China has become a global leader in the field of automation. According to the report of the organization, from 2018 to 2020, "the average annual growth rate of industrial robot sales is likely to reach 15-20%".
"China is the largest robot market in the world in terms of annual sales and operating stock," said Joe jema, former president of the International Federation of robotics "This is the fastest growing market in the world," he said. Other markets have never seen such strong growth in such a short period of time. "