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On December 11, Guangzhou held the first meeting for the membership of the Industrial Robot Manufacturing and Application Industry Alliance. The meeting has been held in five session with this being the latest. Huang Xing, the executive vice chairman of the alliance, released sales data for the intelligent manufacturing industry in Guangzhou in 2019 and the first three quarters of 2020. Data shows that the output value of Guangzhou's intelligent equipment and robots in 2019 was nearly 63 billion yuan, an increase of about 11%. The output value of intelligent equipment and robots in Guangzhou in the first three quarters of this year is nearly 53.5 billion yuan.
According to the survey, the total operating income of 68 intelligent manufacturing companies of the alliance in 2019 totaled 43.8 billion yuan, an increase of 11% over 2018.
From the perspective of application industries, in 2019, the Guangzhou market purchased 6,355 robots (including automatic guided vehicles (AGV)). Among them, 1,103 units were purchased through Guangdong, mainly in the automobile manufacturing industry, metal products industry and general equipment manufacturing industry. The market share of domestic robots was 32.5%, an increase of 6% compared with 2018. The market share of domestic robots continues to increase.
It is worth mentioning that although operating income continues to grow, compared with previous years, there are 15 companies whose sales have declined. In the past two years, the market has undergone more obvious changes, and a trend of decline in some markets has appeared.
In the first three quarters of this year, Guangzhou sold a total of 4,165 industrial robot bodies, with total sales of 2.53 billion yuan. These figures show that under the pandemic, the development prospects of the intelligent manufacturing and robotics industry are capable of great improvements.