According to the Association for Advancing Automation’s (A3) annual report on automation and robotics market statistics, 2017 was a milestone year for the North American robotics market.
It surpassed previous high water marks in all four statistical categories: order units, order revenue, shipment units, and shipment revenue. The amount of robots sold in North America last year also surpassed all previous records.
Customers purchased 34,904 total units representing $1.896 billion in total sales. These numbers show growth of 0.9% in units and 0.1% in dollars from 2016.