Analytical Balance Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Top-Loading Balances, Microbalances, Semi-Microbalances); End- Use Industry (Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food & Beverage) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Mar 04, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024 - 2036

Analytical Balance Market size is poised to cross USD 698 Million by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of analytical balance was USD 454 Million. The market growth can be attributed to the rise of industrialization. According to United Nation Industrial Development Organization, there was a 2.4% growth in industrial sector in the year 2023 globally. Furthermore, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry requires accurate mass of the product for quality check in the process of preparing drugs and manufacturing of chemicals increasing the demand for analytical balance instrument.  

In addition, there are emerging technological advancements in analytical balance such as improved precision, better readability, and integration with analytical tools. Furthermore, manufacturing sectors are working on enhancing user experience and measurement accuracy by including innovative features in analytical balance instruments.

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Analytical Balance Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Strict Regulatory Requirements across Various Industries- Industries like food and beverages, chemicals, medicines are subject to strict regulation regarding their product safety, quality and accuracy. Analytical balances are crucial tool for the quality assurance process and ensuring accurate measurements in formulation and product tests in compliance with regulatory requirements. In addition, the regulatory bodies require complete documentation and audit of the industrial product processes. Analytical balance equipped with advanced features such as data logging and traceability is helpful in compliance by providing a detailed record of measurements and activities.
  • Increasing Adoption of Automation (such as AI) in Analytical Balance- The role of automation such as AI in manufacturing industries is to bring efficiency, precision, and enhanced capabilities to the weighing and measurement process in various industries. Moreover, automation analytical balance reduce the risk of human errors related to weighing processes. In industries like pharmaceutical, automation helps in handling small sample sizes with precise measurements which is crucial in drug formulation. Further, some automated analytical balance system offer remote monitoring capabilities, this allows remote operators to control the weighing process in laboratory operations and thereby increasing flexibility and efficiency that will stimulate the analytical balance market.
  • Globalization of Trade- As the businesses expand their operations globally, maintaining consistency and high quality standards have become necessary. According to United Nation Conference on Trade and Development, the global trade in goods were approximately USD 25trillion in the year 2022. Furthermore, the globalization of trade creates a demand for analytical balance by developing a global scenario where adherence to standardizes quality and safety of product is crucial for better international business operations. Moreover, the emergence of multinational companies operating in diverse sectors necessitate a standardized approach to quality control.  The requirement for precise measurements of the industrial products is a driving force in the market as companies strives to meet the challenges and expectations of globalized economy.


  • High Level of Cost- Analytical balance requires advanced technologies and components like precision engineering that includes design and construction to achieve high precision in measuring minute quantities which further result in high manufacturing costs. Moreover, high cost of analytical balance instrument limit its adoption especially in small- scale laboratories and budget constrained organizations.
  • Skilled labor is required for the intricate assembly and calibration processes of analytical balance.
  • Continuous research and development are necessary in market, introducing new features and technologies.

Analytical Balance Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



 ~ 8%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 454 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 698 Million

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Analytical Balance Segmentation

Product Type (Top-Loading Balances, Microbalances, Semi-Microbalances)

The top-loading balances segment in the analytical balance market is estimated to gain the largest revenue share of about 53% by the end of 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to factor that these balances offer a wide weighing range and completely suitable for general weighing applications. Moreover, these types of balances provide high accuracy and readability and also are available in different capacity ranges to meet the diverse customer requirements. In addition, top-loading balances are user-friendly, which allow for convenient placement and removal of samples on the weighing machines, as it is advantageous when dealing with delicate and small samples which is making the balances popular choice for wide range of laboratory applications.

End-Use Industry (Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food and Beverage)

The pharmaceutical segment in the analytical balance market is estimated to gain the largest revenue share of about 47% in the year 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to the rising need for precision, accuracy and safety with rigorous quality standards in the industry. Furthermore, as the pharmaceutical research and manufacturing process continue to grow, the role of analytical balance remains integral. According to Insights10, pharma revenue worldwide reached UDS 1.42 trillion. In addition, academic and private research laboratories within the pharmaceutical sector depend on analytical balance for various experiments, studies and research as this contribute to the discovery of new drugs.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

     Product Type

  • Top-Loading Balances
  • Microbalances
  • Semi-Microbalances

     End-Use Industry

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Food and Beverage

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Analytical Balances Industry-Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

Analytical balance market in North America region is anticipated to hold the largest share of about 36% by the end of 2036. The regional growth is attributed to the research and development activities across diverse sectors such as pharmaceutical, chemical among others are driving the demand for precise analytical measurements. Countries such as United States and Canada are key contributors to market growth in the region. According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canadian pharmaceutical business R&D expenditure in the year 2021 was USD 922 million. Moreover, regional market is also characterized by a competitive landscape with prominent key players including Mettler-Toledo and OHAUS Corporation offering precision weighing solutions. Factors such as advancement in technology, stringent regulations in industries like chemical and research, and the growing demand for accurate measurements stimulating the regional market.

European Market Analysis

The Europe analytical balance market is estimated to the second largest, share of about 29% by the end of 2036. The market’s expansion can be attributed to the collaboration between manufacturers and research institutions, along with a focus on sustainability with evolving needs of industries like pharmaceutical requiring accurate analytical measurements and their collaboration foster innovation, leading to better technologies that address the evolving need of laboratories and industries in Europe. According to KBV research, Germany comprises of one of the most prominent pharmaceutical industry in Europe. Revenues in pharmaceutical industry as a whole climbed by 5.7% in 2019. The pharmacy sector produced about 86% of revenues. Furthermore, the emphasis on sustainable practices and the integration of user-friendly features in analytical balance further boost the market in the region. In addition, there is ongoing commitment to precision and quality in scientific and industrial processes throughout the Europe region, which further boosting market growth.

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Companies Dominating the Analytical Balance Landscape

    • Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Sartorious AG
    • Waters Corporation
    • A&D Company, Limited
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    • OHAUS Corporation
    • Radwag Balances and Scales
    • Adam Equipment Inc.
    • Precisa Gravimetrics AG
    • Denver Instrument Company


In The News

  • OHAUS corporation introduced new generation of bench scales for range of packaging applications and processing including pet food. The new defender 3000 portfolio features larger , backlit LCD indicator displays and enhanced software to keep lines smoothly. In addition, result driven software offers quicker and accurate measurements for weighing, parts counting and check weighing. The LCD displays are in multicolor with color changing graphic cues for when weight targets are achieved, resulting in a more intuitive system, OHAUS stated. The Defender line of bench scales also offers capacity from 30lbs to 12oo lbs. They are built for durability on stainless steel platforms, with options including power coated steel frames.
  • Waters Corporation , a global leader in analytical instruments , software and Sartorius which is a leading international partner of life science research and biopharmaceutical industry announced a new collaboration to develop integral analytical solutions for downstream biomanufacturing expanding their joint agreement that began with upstream bioprocessing analytics. Moreover, integration of Sartorious’ process scale multi column chromatography with Waters; process analytical technology to provide robust analytical data for downstream biomanufacturing of mAbs, recombinant proteins, vaccines and other biologics. Furthermore, bioprocess scientists will be able to check product quality closer to the process, saving weeks of production time.      

Author Credits:  Rushikesh, Richa Gupta

  • Report ID: 5793
  • Published Date: Mar 04, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increase adoption of automation, strict regulatory requirements and globalization of trade are the major factors driving the growth of the analytical balance market.

The market size of analytical balance is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 -2036.

The major players in the market are Sartorious AG, Waters Corporation, OHAUS Corporation, Adam Equipment Inc. and others.

The top-loading balances segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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