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Global cobot market exceeds $1bn in 2023, with strong growth forecast 2024-28

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  • Global collaborative robots (cobot) market revenue exceeded $1bn in 2023, despite lower than expected growth
  • There has been a clear shift from individual to holistic solutions
  • Market demand for cobots recovered more slowly than anticipated, but revenues are expected to grow at >20% between 2024-28

London, 29th May 2024 – The global collaborative robot (cobot) market topped $1 billion in revenues during 2023, despite overall demand recovering more slowly than expected post pandemic, according to new data from Interact Analysis. Looking to the future, the market intelligence specialist predicts the global market for cobots will see a 22% increase in shipments during 2024 and anticipates similar levels of growth (>20%) each year through to 2028.

Global cobot market revenues are set to increase at >20% a year from 2024 to 2028

Annual revenue growth for cobots was around 11.9% in 2023, despite a challenging year for manufacturing, tough economic conditions, and supply chain issues. Demand for cobots in the automotive and new energy industries remained high last year, but demand for cobots in electronics and semiconductors fell significantly, leading to a small V-shaped trajectory between 2022-24. Orders from the semiconductor and logistics industries are expected to bounce back in 2024, but high interest rates could weaken overall order intake this year.

Interact Analysis Research Manager Maya Xiao, says, “The global cobot market is becoming more refined, as end-users seek out holistic solutions rather than purchasing large pieces of equipment. Over the coming year, we expect to see major cobot vendors target large customers, which could impact capacity and resource allocation.

“Moving forward, China will dominate the global cobots market in the medium term, but it is also the region where average revenue per unit (ARPU) is expected to fall most sharply, as competition in the market increases. The cobot market growth rate in regions other than China will approach that of China after 2025 and the global average market price for cobots is expected to increase slightly between 2023 and 2028 as demand grows for collaborative robots capable of handling larger payloads.”

About the Report:

Collaborative robots are an important part of intelligent manufacturing and an effective complement to lean production. They’ve enjoyed a spike in popularity over the past few years, benefitting from the push towards automation in industry and constant downward pressure on costs. But which industries will drive growth for collaborative robots in the next five years? What will be the pricing trends as volumes rise? How will collaborative robots complement or influence the traditional industrial robot market? What is the potential for collaborative robots in non-manufacturing fields?

This report answers these and other key questions facing the industry today.

premium version of the report is now available, with the following additional features:

  • Higher data granularity – country by industry by payload
  • Mid-year forecast update of the total market
  • Quarterly market movement updates

About Interact Analysis

With over 200 years of combined experience, Interact Analysis is the market intelligence authority for global supply chain automation. Our research covers the entire automation value chain – from the technology used to automate factory production, through inventory storage and distribution channels, to the transportation of the finished goods. The world’s leading companies trust us to surface robust insights and opportunities for technology-driven growth. To learn more, visit

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