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Manufacturing Automation: Canada ranks above global average for industrial robot density: IFR report

Canada ranks 18th in the world for robot density, with 165 units installed per 10,000 employees.

January 27, 2021  by Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Canada is slightly above the world average for robot density in the manufacturing industry, according to a new report by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

The 2020 World Robotics report, which is based on statistics from 2019, shows that Canada ranks 18th in the world for robot density, with 165 units installed per 10,000 employees. A record global average was set in 2019 of 113 units per 10,000 employees.

By regions, Western Europe (225 units) and the Nordic European countries (204 units) have the most automated production, followed by North America (153 units) and South East Asia (119 units).

The report says the world’s top 10 most automated countries are: Singapore (1), South Korea (2), Japan (3), Germany (4), Sweden (5), Denmark (6), Hong Kong (7), Chinese Taipei (8), USA (9) and Belgium and Luxemburg (10).

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