I was robbed of the rice bowl by industrial robots. This will become more and more common in various industries in the United States.
According to data released by the Association for Advancing Automation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the US market for industrial robots increased by nearly 16% year-on-year to a record 28,478 units.
Among them, the purchase of industrial machinery by US food and consumer goods manufacturers increased by 60% year-on-year. Industrial machine purchases in semiconductor and electronics plants increased by more than 50% year-on-year. Metal machine manufacturers' industrial machine purchases increased by 13% year-on-year.
Wall Street has previously mentioned that the well-known think tank Brookings Institute released a report that nearly 30% of the five states with the highest risk of automation in the United States are more likely to be replaced by robots, some of which are close to threatened employment. Even more than 50%.
This view is somewhat alarmist in the face of officially published data. According to the last non-agricultural data released by the United States in 2018, the unemployment rate in the United States in November was 3.7%, which was the same as the previous value, which was the lowest in 10 years. It was also the same as the level in 1969; the year-on-year growth rate was expected Flat, the highest since 2009.
However, in a highly competitive market, cheaper and more flexible industrial robots are indisputable for the “curve overtaking” of manpower positions.
It is worth noting that in the context of the demand for industrial robots in 2018 in various industries, the traditional procurement of industrial robots, the “big household”, the American auto parts company, saw a significant slowdown in purchases in 2018, and the actual procurement equipment was not To 49%, it is the first time since 2010 that it has not accounted for more than half of the purchases of industrial robots.
In China, the development of industrial robots is not as optimistic as the United States. UBS Securities pointed out that due to the cyclical adjustment of downstream industries, the growth rate of industrial robot production will slow down from 20% in the first half of 2018 to 4% in the third quarter, including major downstream industries including automotive, electrical and electronic (EE) and general industries. It may continue to face pressure in 2019. In the next two years, the expected supply of industrial robots in China will increase, but demand will slow down.