Russian market for industrial robots in 2018 increased by 42% to 1,007 units, Vedomosti daily reported on September 19 citing the data of the International Federation of Robotechnics (IFR).
However, the market in Russia remains negligible with 5 robots per 10,000 employees versus a global average of 99. In terms of sales of industrial robots Russia was 27th globally, with Singapour being the leader (831 per 10,000) followed by China, Japan, US, South Korea, and Germany.
Most of the robots in Russia are installed in the carmaking plants with 39% of sales of 390 units in 2018 (up from 262 in 2017). Another 16% of industrial robots were acquired by heavy machinery sector. Only 4% of all robots installed in Russia are being domestically produced.