A3 Robotics Statistics

In this section you will find quarterly members-only reports on the North American robotics market, where A3 provides a statistical analysis of North American robotics market sales, shipments, applications, and industries.

A3 Robotics - 4Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 4Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

After record orders in both 2021 and 2022, robot sales in North American declined by 30% in 2023, according to the latest report from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). Companies purchased 31,159 robots in 2023, compared to 44,196 ordered in 2022 and 39,708 in 2021. These 2023 orders were divided almost equally among automotive (15,723 robots sold) and non-automotive companies (15,436 robots sold), a 34% drop in sales to automotive OEMs and automotive suppliers over 2022 and a 25% total decrease in all other industries.

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A3 Robotics - 3Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 3Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

In the first nine months of 2023, North American robotics suppliers increased shipments in both volume and dollar amounts, but saw a sharp decrease in new orders compared to 2022.

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A3 Robotics - 2Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 2Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

In the first half of 2023, total new robot orders increased but shipments decreased compared to the first half of 2022.

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A3 Robotics - 1Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 1Q 2023 Deluxe Press Release

North American companies ordered fewer robots in the first quarter of 2023 than for the same period last year.

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A3 Robotics - 4Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 4Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

Driven by the resurgence in robot orders from automotive companies, the North American robotics market set all-time records in robot shipments in 2022.

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A3 Robotics - 3Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 3Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

North American robot sales in the first nine months of 2022 reached record levels, with all indications pointing to 2022 ending with the highest number of robots sold in a year for the second year in a row.

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A3 Robotics - 2Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 2Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

For the third-straight quarter, robot sales in North America hit a record high, driven by a resurgence in sales to automotive companies and an ongoing need to manage increasing demand to automate logistics for e-commerce.

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A3 Robotics - 1Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 1Q 2022 Deluxe Press Release

North American companies started 2022 by purchasing the most robots ever in a single quarter.

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A3 Robotics - 4Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 4Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

Propelled by a surge in non-automotive sectors, the number of robots sold in North America set a new record in 2021, an increase over the previous high in 2017.

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A3 Robotics - 3Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 3Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

Strong robot sales in the third quarter of 2021 show a trend toward the strongest year ever recorded for the North American robotics market.

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A3 Robotics - 2Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 2Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

Robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 were up 67% over the same period in 2020, showing a return to pre-COVID 19 pandemic demand for automation as manufacturers and other North American companies return to business.

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A3 Robotics - 1Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 1Q 2021 Deluxe Press Release

A strong Q1 for robot orders was the second-best start to any year on record (2017) and the second-best quarter on record for non-automotive orders, behind Q4 of 2020.

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A3 Robotics - 4Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 4Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

For the first time, yearly orders of robots from non-automotive sectors surpassed automotive robot orders, as sales of robotic units in North America increased in 2020 from 2019.

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A3 Robotics - 3Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 3Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics reports on the North American robot orders and shipments for the 3rd quarter of 2020 as a whole and broken down by industry.

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A3 Robotics - 2Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 2Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

North American robot orders shrank in both new orders and shipments in the first half of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019.

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A3 Robotics - 1Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 1Q 2020 Deluxe Press Release

Both shipments and new orders were down slightly in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the prior year.

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A3 Robotics - 4Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 4Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

The fourth quarter of 2019 saw softening sales, but North American robot unit orders remained up compared to 2018 results. However, order revenue for 2019 was down year over year.

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A3 Robotics - 3Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 3Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

North American robot unit orders were up 5.2% through the third quarter of 2019, compared to 2018 results.

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A3 Robotics - 2Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 2Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

An increase in units ordered by automotive OEMS drove growth in the robot orders during the first half of 2019, which saw an increase over the same period last year.

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A3 Robotics - 1Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

A3 Robotics - 1Q 2019 Deluxe Press Release

North American robot orders declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of the prior year.

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