Industry Trivia

  1. Today 3.5 billion people worldwide use a smartphone, that’s almost half of global total population. (Source: Statista.com)
  2. There are over 1.5 billion websites on the world wide web today. Of these, less than 200 million are active. The milestone of 1 billion websites was first reached in September of 2014, as confirmed by NetCraft in its October 2014 Web Server Survey and first estimated and announced by Internet Live Stats. (Source: https://www.internetlivestats.com/)
  3. In 2018, global robot installations increased by 6% to 422,271 units, worth USD 16.5 billion (without software and peripherals). The operational stock of robots was computed at 2,439,543 units (+15%). This result came as a surprise because the main customer industries, automotive and electrical/electronics, had a difficult year and two of the main destinations, China and North America, have been starring in a trade conflict, spreading uncertainty to the global economy. Nevertheless, the automotive industry remains the largest customer industry with 30% of total installations, ahead of electrical/electronics (25%), metal and machinery (10%), plastics and chemical products (5%) and food and beverages (3%). Note that for 19% of the robots there is no information on the customer industry. This figure is five percentage points higher than the year before. (Source: ifr.org)

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