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Industry report robotics and automation 2008 to 2022

Robotics and automation - growth sector of the German machinery industry

Production and sales of the sector robotics and automation are compared with the machinery industry and the position of the four product segments in the industry is shown.

Update June 15th, 2023 - Production and sales in the robotics and automation sector are developing significantly above average compared to the machinery industry. This can be seen at first glance in the following diagram.

The production of robotics and automation grows from 2011, after the global economic crisis of 2008/2009 was overcome, until 2022 by an average of +4.3% per year. By contrast, machinery industry's production is not growing but stagnating resp. declining by -0.1% per year over this period.

Production and sales of the sector robotics and automation from 2008 to 2022.

Sales of robotics and automation grow by +3.4% per year from 2011 to 2022, while those of the machinery industry grow at a slower rate of +2.0% per year.

The robotics and automation sector is one of the growth sectors in the machinery industry. It is developing well above average in terms of both production and sales compared with the machinery industry.


Robotics and automation is a dynamic growth sector in the German machinery industry. It is one of the drivers of efficiency improvement. The position of industrial robots for increasing efficiency would improve even more if the official statistics took into account the machine builders' own solutions for robots.