Acording to Bloomberg, China bought 90,000 robots in 2016, nearly 1/3d of all robots sold that year. According tot he International Federation of Robotics, this number will nearly double to 160,000 in 2019. China still lags behind regarding robot density, with about 50 robots for every 10,000 workers, compared to the global average of about 75.

CAS news release, August 24, 2017