Apr 30, 2021

Industrial robotics: Top 10 most automated countries (IFR)

Georgia Wilson
4 min
Manufacturing Global lists the top 10 most automated countries based on the International Federation of Robotics’ (IFR) findings...


At the end of 2020, the average density of robotics in manufacturing hit a landmark record of 113 units per 10,000 employees, reported the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

IFR breaks down by region the average density of robotics per 10,00 employees:

  • Western Europe: 225 units
  • The Nordic European countries: 204 units
  • North America: 153 units 
  • South East Asia: 119 units

“Robot density is the number of operational industrial robots relative to the number of workers. This level measurement allows comparisons of countries with different economic sizes in the dynamic automation race over time,” said Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics. 

With this in mind we take a look at the Top 10 most automated countries in the world and what industry they are best known for.

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