[ Security Exhibition Network Market Analysis ] In 2019, driven by the trend of intelligent transformation, the scale of the industrial robot market continues to maintain a rapid growth trend, and China has also become the world's largest industrial robot market for the seventh consecutive year. On the other hand, the global service robot and special robot markets are also accelerating. At the same time, various local provinces and cities in China have successively introduced more policies to increase support for domestic robots. On the whole, although the impact of Sino-US trade friction remains, several data show that China and even the global robot market are gradually picking up.
To further illustrate, OFweek RobotNet has sorted out the top ten core data of the robotics industry in 2019 and take a closer look at the industry's development this year.
1. The size of China's robotics market is USD 8.68 billion
According to the "China Robot Industry Development Report (2019)" issued by the Chinese Institute of Electronics, the Chinese robot market is expected to reach USD 8.68 billion in 2019, including USD 5.73 billion for industrial robots, USD 2.2 billion for service robots, and USD 750 million for special robots.
At present, the Chinese robot market has entered a period of rapid growth. Industrial robots have become the world's largest application market for 7 consecutive years. The demand for service robots is huge, and the application scenarios of special robots have expanded significantly. At the same time, the process of localization of core components has been accelerating. Domestic manufacturers have made significant progress in key core components such as reducers, servo control, and servo motors. The trend of localization of core components has gradually emerged, and it is obvious in some areas. Advantage.
2.The size of China's machine vision market is nearly 12.5 billion yuan
At present, machine vision has become one of the important development trends of the current global artificial intelligence technology. According to the "2019 Machine Vision Market Development Prospects and Investment Research Report", foreign artificial intelligence companies have accounted for 40% of machine vision technology applications. The global machine vision market size in 2018 exceeded 8.8 billion U.S. dollars. The vision market is close to $ 10 billion.
In terms of China, China is currently one of the world's more active areas of machine vision development. In 2018, the size of China's machine vision market exceeded 10 billion yuan for the first time. With favorable policies, technological advancement, and continuous expansion of application fields, China's machine vision market is expected to further expand in the future. Expansion, the market size is expected to be nearly 12.5 billion yuan in 2019.
3. The cumulative sales of China's industrial robot market is 135,000 units
According to statistics from China Report Hall, as of December 2019, the cumulative sales of the Chinese industrial robot market was 135,000 units, a year-on-year decrease of 3.75%. Following the first decline in domestic brand share in five years, the market sales of domestic industrial robots also ushered in the first decline.
But on the whole, the demand for intelligent transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing industry has become increasingly prominent. The demand for industrial robots is still strong, and the market has maintained a good development, accounting for about one-third of the global market share. It is the world's largest industrial robot application market.
The report believes that in 2020, the development opportunities and challenges of China's industrial robot industry coexist. The urgent needs of manufacturing industry to improve quality and efficiency, and shift upgrades provide new dynamics for the industrial robot industry, and the downward pressure on the economy is increasing, and core technologies need to be improved. 2. Increasing factors of international instability have become the main obstacle to the development of industrial robots in China.
4. Yuyao in Zhejiang launched a 10 billion robot industry support policy
On June 20, 2019, Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province launched "Yuyao Robot Zhigu Town Industrial Policy." The policy mainly includes the establishment of industrial development funds, encouragement of the introduction of high-end and high-quality projects, and the attraction of high-level talent teams to settle down.
Among them, it was mentioned that the three-level government of Zhejiang Province, Ningbo City, and Yuyao City and social capital will jointly invest in the establishment of a special fund for the development of robots and intelligent equipment industries, with a total scale of 10 billion yuan and a phase of 1 billion yuan. Intelligent equipment industry cluster development.
At the same time, in order to encourage the introduction of high-end and high-quality projects, companies will invest 5%, 10%, and 15% of the effective investment (only refers to equipment, technology, and software) to 10% of the award. For the entrepreneurial team of high-level talents who passed the review and meet the team's settlement and construction requirements, 5 million yuan of support funds, 5 million yuan of seed funds, 5 million yuan of bank loan quota, and the benchmark loan interest rate for the same period of full discount and 5 million yuan will be given within 5 years. Meta Development Award Support.
5.About 20 million jobs worldwide will be replaced by robots
On June 26, the Oxford Economics issued a report that the scope of robotics is continuously expanding. It is estimated that by 2030, about 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide will be replaced by robots.
The report shows that the cost of machines has continued to decline. From 2011 to 2016, the average unit price of each robot has decreased by 11%. They can handle increasingly complex tasks, can adapt to different working environments, and meet the needs of owners. Productivity. If the number of robots in the world increases by 30%, global GDP can increase by as much as 5 trillion US dollars because of increased productivity.
Therefore, for most companies, compared to hiring humans as employees, machines can save more costs and increase profits, which is a better choice. But for workers, such a phenomenon is likely to worsen income inequality.
6. Harbin builds a robot town with a total investment of 15 billion
In July 2019, a working group formed by the Harbin Development and Reform Commission released the "Harbin Robot Characteristic Town Creation Plan (2019-2021)", which stated that by the end of 2021, about 20 industrial towns above the municipal level will be planned in batches.
The planned industrial characteristic towns focus on strategic emerging industries or advantageous industries such as general aviation, artificial intelligence, robotics, military-civilian integration, green food, biology, new materials, new energy equipment, and electronic information. Among them, the robot town is located in the Economic Development Zone, and a robot design and innovation base, a robot business incubation base, and a robot intelligent manufacturing base are built.
The robot town is built with the HIT Robotics Group as its core, and strives to become one of the top five robot supporting industrial clusters in China, one of the three major internationally competitive robot leaders, and a demonstration of the national intelligent production and living model by 2025. And the national headquarters economic benchmarking demonstration area, built into a robot industry cluster, European style livable, with northern ecological characteristics of the robot characteristic town. It is estimated that by 2025, the total investment of Harbin Robot Town will reach 15 billion yuan, and the output value will reach 50 billion yuan.
7.Robot process automation software revenue reaches $ 1.3 billion in 2019
According to a report from Gartner, a US research organization, robotic process automation (RPA) software revenues increased by 63.1% in 2018 to 846 million U.S. dollars, becoming the fastest growing segment of the global enterprise software market. Gartner estimates that RPA software revenue will reach $ 1.3 billion in 2019.
The Gartner report states that the biggest adopters of RPA software are banks, insurance companies, telecommunications companies and utilities. These companies traditionally have many legacy systems, and choosing an RPA solution can ensure integrated functionality. But Gartner believes this will change in three years. Large software companies, such as IBM, Microsoft and SAP, are partnering with RPA software providers or acquiring RPA software vendors, which means they are increasing the awareness and appeal of RPA software among their large customer base. At the same time, new vendors are seizing the opportunity to apply traditional RPA functions to digital services.
8. About 40% of China's manufacturing labor force has been affected by robot applications
On December 18, 2019, the press conference on the results of comprehensive surveys of Chinese enterprises was held in Beijing. The comprehensive survey report of Chinese enterprises released this time is hosted and executed by the Quality Development Strategy Institute of Wuhan University. The report analyzes the current problems in the transformation and upgrading of Chinese enterprises from the perspectives of enterprise innovation, quality development, external environment, and changes in the labor market.
The report pointed out that among the companies surveyed, the proportion of the labor force employed by robotic companies in the total sample increased from 12% in 2008 to 37% in 2017, a rapid increase of about 25% in 10 years, indicating that About 40% of China's manufacturing workforce is already potentially affected by robot use. The data shows that the use of robots has replaced 9.4% of employees in junior high schools and below, while the number of employees at universities and above has increased by 3.6%.
The relevant person in charge of the report said that the use of robots is causing great changes in the labor market. On the one hand, robots will replace part of the labor force and produce a "replacement effect"; on the other hand, the use of robots will increase the efficiency of the enterprise, which will promote the expansion of the enterprise and recruit more people. Generally speaking, these two effects will mutually offset.
9. 14% of global households will have home intelligent robots
In August 2019, Huawei released the "Huawei 2025 White Paper", which mentioned the prospects for the future of robots. The white paper states that today's increasingly versatile robots are creating a multi-billion dollar blue ocean market for the ICT industry, providing verticals for operators, developers, robotics companies, artificial intelligence companies, individuals, families, and health and education. The industry brings dividends.
According to the Huawei Global Industry Outlook (GIV) forecast, by 2025, 14% of households worldwide will have their own robots; in G8 member countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), each The nursing home will be equipped with 10 nursing robots; the number of smart home
devices will rise to 20 billion.
The white paper states that personal robots can help expand social inclusion and bring convenience to groups that may be marginalized, such as the elderly, the disabled and people with mental illness. The robot will also provide children with fun and enlightenment education, freeing users' hands and letting them do more and more valuable tasks than housework.
10.In 2019, the amount of investment and financing of industrial robot enterprises was 5.972 billion
According to the "China Industrial Robot Development Prospects and Investment Research Report 2020-2025" released by the China Commercial Industry Research Institute, affected by the industry and the macro environment, there were only 59 investment and financing incidents of domestic industrial robot companies in 2019, a year-on-year decrease of 24.4% The amount of investment and financing was 5.972 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 22.4%. The investment and financing of China's industrial robot industry has cooled down, and investment and financing incidents and the amount of investment and financing have fallen for two consecutive years. At present, the investment and financing of industrial robots are mainly concentrated in three sub-fields: AGV, machine vision, and industrial Internet.
The report pointed out that after more than a year of adjustment, the robot industry is slowly coming out of decline. In the long term, the trend of machine substitution is irreversible. The robot industry will maintain a high degree of prosperity in the future, but the growth of industrial robots will slow down, and the future trend will be in the direction of human-machine collaboration and artificial intelligence.
to sum up
Looking ahead, in the context of the era of intelligent manufacturing that is sweeping the globe, the demand for robots in manufacturing will only continue to increase. At the same time, affected by the rise of the service robot and special robot markets, catering robots, medical robots, underwater robots, aerial robots and other products targeted at more segmented industries are also increasing. It is foreseeable that with the further expansion of the application field, more and more robot companies of different forms will appear, and the Chinese robot market will also usher in new development opportunities.