The IFR Statistical Department, which is hosted by the VDMA Robotics + Automation association publishes the studies World Robotics every year:
This unique publication presents comprehensive global statistics on industrial robots in uniform tables allowing consistent country comparisons. It contains detailed statistical data for some 40 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other technical and economic variables. Data on production, exports and imports are presented for a selection of countries. Trends in robot densities, i.e. number of robots per 10,000 persons employed in relevant sectors, are also featured.
Unique publication on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots based on company reports:
about 40 country reports 2008 - 2013
Trends in robot densities, i.e. number of robots per 10,000 persons employed in relevant sectors
Forecast 2014 - 2017
Case Studies on Profitability of Robot Investments
This unique publication presents comprehensive global statistics on service robots, market analysis and case studies. The study is evaluated in cooperation with our partner the Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany.
World-wide statistics on professional service robots and personal/domestic service Robots
International Research Strategies on Service Robots
Downloadable PDF-versions of "Industrial Robots" and "Service Robots" in the form of full online access to an interactive data query which allows access to all relevant data on every world location. Additionally to the downloadable PDF-version or the full online access printed versions of both studies can be ordered. Please click here to see further information on the products offered.
Besides the yearly publication of this statistical analysis of the world's robot markets, the IFR Statistical Department also provides the robot industry with quarterly shipment statistics.
In addition, the IFR Statistical Department organizes twice-yearly worldwide conference meetings involving the major players in robot manufacturing and gives presentations about the international robotics market all over the world.