Breath Analyzer Market Size & Share, by Technology (Fuel Cell Technology, Semiconductor Oxide Sensor); Application (Drug Abuse Detection, Alcohol Detection, Medical Applications); End-user (Law Enforcement Agencies, Enterprises, Individuals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Mar 01, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Breath Analyzer Market size is anticipated to cross USD 4 Billion by the end of 2035, witnessing around 18% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of breath analyzer was USD 1 Billion. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing usage of drugs and alcohol. Furthermore, drug and alcohol use can impact a young person's overall health. For instance, drinking alcohol and using illicit substances increases the risk of succumbing to illnesses and injuries, including suicide, liver disease, hepatitis, and HIV. In India, around 10 million new cases of liver cirrhosis are reported annually.

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth of breath analyzer include the rising attention towards medical tourism in developing countries. Patients from wealthier, more developed countries are increasingly travelling to less developed ones to receive medical care. The relative affordability of treatments and detection of diseases in less developed countries, the accessibility of cheap flights, and greater marketing and online consumer information about the availability of medical services all contribute to this change. For instance, breath analyzers, reasonably priced medicines, and technologies to identify alcohol, narcotics, asthma, and TB are all widely accessible in developing nations.

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Breath Analyzer Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Number of Road Accidents – Human error, including unlicensed driving, texting, drinking while driving, and driving while intoxicated, is the primary cause of most accidents. For instance, the likelihood of an accident and the severity of any injuries sustained increase with speed. Every year, vehicle accidents claim the lives of at least 1 million people globally.

  • Increasing Health Spending – Spending more on healthcare lowers mortality, cardiovascular disease, injury, poisoning, and cancer rates. It boosts the effectiveness of human capital, which contributes to economic growth. In 2020, American healthcare expenditures rose by more than 9%.

  • Increasing Rates of Liver Cirrhosis, Tuberculosis, and Asthma – A high consumption of alcohol contributes to more than 200 disorders, such as alcohol use disorder (AUD) and liver cirrhosis. According to estimates, 1 in 400 adults in the United States suffer from liver cirrhosis.

  • Rising Enforcement of Global Road Safety Regulations – The governments of multiple areas are working to raise awareness about the various aspects of road safety, and the social and economic effects of accidents.  As per estimates, implementing laws requiring the use of seat belts and motorcycle helmets, respectively, might potentially save more than 50,000 lives in China.


  • Erroneous results produced by a breath analyzer - The accuracy of breath analyzer testing is less than 50% of the time. The results of a person's Breathalyzer test may be erroneous if these gadgets are not routinely maintained and calibrated as required. Additionally, diabetes is a different illness that could result in a false positive, as people with diabetes may have fruity or sweet breath. Chemicals called ketones, are formed when the body starts to burn fat for energy instead of glucose, are to blame for the stench. Therefore, a breath analyzer may confuse ketones for alcohol. Furthermore, breath analyzer testing might not be totally accurate depending on the weather. A false positive or false negative might result from either cold or hot temperatures.
  • High cost of breath analyzers
  • Insufficient acceptance of breath analyzers in developing nations

Breath Analyzer Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 1 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 4 Billion

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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Breath Analyzer Segmentation

Technology (Fuel Cell Technology, Semiconductor Oxide Sensor)

The global breath analyzer market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by technology into fuel cell technology, semiconductor oxide sensor, and others. Out of the three types, the fuel cell technology segment is estimated to gain the largest market share over the projected time frame. Owing to the tiny size of the cells and the low power needs, fuel cell is especially well suited for portable screening equipment. The electrochemical mechanism used by fuel cell sensors to oxidase the alcohol in a breath sample results in an electrical current that the breath analyzer detects to calculate the blood alcohol content (BAC). Compared to semiconductor devices, they have more chances to sustain accuracy over a considerably longer time span and will not produce a false positive for individuals who are diabetic or on a low-calorie diet.  Furthermore, law enforcement and those wanting the highest level of accuracy employ fuel censor breath analyzers for roadside tests. As per estimates, more than 60% of breath analyzers are used by law enforcement across the world to assess blood alcohol content using fuel cell technology.

Application (Drug Abuse Detection, Alcohol Detection, Medical Applications)

The global breath analyzer market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into drug abuse detection, alcohol detection, and medical applications. Amongst these three segments, the alcohol detection segment is expected to garner a significant share. Alcohol consumption by the driver or person operating the car is a common cause of accidents nowadays. Throughout the years, the ability to detect alcohol in car systems has increased, which may one day prevent drunk driving incidents all around the world. For instance, vehicles should be equipped with or outfitted with an alcohol breath analyzer project, if the driver has ingested alcohol, the project for alcohol detection and vehicle control aids in controlling the vehicle. Furthermore, breath analyzer testing allows law enforcement to detect alcohol and catch drunk drivers before they cause any damage. Therefore, it is anticipated to surge the growth of the segment in the market.

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

       By Technology

  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Semiconductor Oxide Sensor
  • Others

        By Application

  • Drug Abuse Detection
  • Alcohol Detection
  • Medical Applications

         By End User

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Enterprises
  • Individuals
  • Others

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Breath Analyzer Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast   

The North American breath analyzer market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the growing rate of drunk and drive cases. Majority of the college and high school students struggle with binge drinking in the region. Further, there are more than 15% of adults in the US who binge drink or struggle with an alcohol use problem, and they are the biggest risk category for drinking and driving. For instance, young people in the area regularly go to dinners or parties where alcohol is served, which tends to make drivers drunk, irresponsible, and unable to control their cars, which leads to accidents. Furthermore, there has been an increase in the awareness for alcohol use disorder treatment, that is anticipated to surge the market’s growth in the region. As per statistics, every day, more than 30 individuals in the United States die in accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asian Pacific breath analyzer market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the increase in alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption has increased as a result of increased urbanization, accessibility, changes in its societal acceptance, female empowerment, increased incomes, and product developments. The consumption of alcohol has been widely accepted since it is occasionally drunk at social events, informal outings, and other occasions. During the holiday season, alcohol manufacturers are increasing production and distribution in order to boost sales and increase profits. For instance, many young people are increasingly mingling at restaurants, clubs, and bars, especially in cities. One of the factors for an increase in drinking in young people is issues with education, work stress, and disappointments. Furthermore, the alcohol business, together with rapid economic expansion that has increased earnings and reduced the price of alcohol, is fueling the rise in alcohol usage and binge drinking.

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Companies Dominating the Breath Analyzer Landscape

    • Lion Laboratories
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    • Lifeloc Technologies, Inc.
    • Quest Products, Inc.
    • Intoximeters
    • Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp.
    • AK GlobalTech Corp.
    • Bedfont Scientific Ltd.
    • Tanita Corporation
    • Shenzhen Ztsense Hi-Tech Co., Ltd


In The News

  • Bedfont Scientific Ltd. partnered with GI Cognition to provide Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing "Home Kits" to assist enhance Gastric Health remotely. With the use of the HBMT Home Kit, patients will be able to undergo remote testing for a number of digestive disorders including food intolerances, IBS, and SIBO.

  • Tanita Corporation a pioneer in the development of precision scales and medical monitoring devices, turned to Rimini Street for SAP application support, and maximize its resources for employee and business innovation and security advancements.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 3228
  • Published Date: Mar 01, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising number of road accidents, and increasing health spending are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 18% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

Erroneous results produced by breath analyzer and high cost of breath analyzers are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., Quest Products, Inc., Intoximeters, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., AK GlobalTech Corp., Bedfont Scientific Ltd., Tanita Corporation, Shenzhen Ztsense Hi-Tech Co., Ltd., and others.

The company profiles are selected on the basis of revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by application, technology, end user, and by region.

The fuel cell technology segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.
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