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Breath Analyzer Market Segmentation by Technology (Fuel Cell, Semiconductor Oxide Sensor, and Others); by End User (Law Enforcement Agencies, Enterprises, and Individuals); and by Application (Drug Abuse Detection, Alcohol Testing, and Medical Use) – Global Demand Analysis and Opportunity Outlook 2030

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  • July 2020: Lifeloc Technologies introduced LT7 and LX9 breathalyzers, which were approved by US DOT/NHTS as user-friendly breath alcohol testers, designed mainly for law enforcement and workplace markets.

  • August 2019: Y Combinator company invested in SannTek Labs to work on a new kind of Breathalyzer which is capable of detecting blood alcohol levels. It can also determine the type of cannabis a person has consumed within the past 3 to 4 hours.

Global Breath Analyzer Market Highlights 2022-2030

The global breath analyzer market is estimated to grow with a moderate CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2030, which can be accounted to the rising alcohol and drug abuse cases, stringent government laws related to drug abuse, and growing use of breath analyzer to detect various diseases. As per the reports of WHO, consumption of alcohol contributes to 3 million deaths every year throughout the world. In general, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1% of the global burden of disease. In addition, the increasing number of road accidents caused by drug usage and drunk driving is projected to increase the demand for breath analyzers. Breath analyzer devices are also gaining importance owing to the rising demand at the workplace for effective BAC (blood alcohol content) levels and its non-invasive nature, which in turn is anticipated to drive market growth in the coming years.

Global Breath Analyzer Market

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Based on technology, the global breath analyzer market is segmented into fuel cell, semiconductor oxide sensor, and others. The fuel cell-based breath analyzers segment is evaluated to hold the largest share in the market as these devices offer an extremely high level of reliability, accuracy, and sensitivity. Along with this, fuel cell-based breath analyzers are also highly recommended as handheld alcohol testers for both professional and personal use. Moreover, on the basis of end users, the law enforcement agencies segment is expected to grab the highest share in the market owing to the stringent safety laws associated with drug abuse, and increase in evident testing associated with alcohol use. Additionally, by application, the segment for alcohol testing is assessed to acquire the largest market share in the forecast period, which can be credited to the rising consumption of drugs and alcohol around the world. 

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Healthcare Expenditure

According to the statistics by the World Health Organization, the global per capita healthcare expenditure amounted to USD 1,064.741 in the year 2017. The worldwide healthcare expenditure per person grew from USD 864.313 in 2008 to USD 1,110.841 in 2018, where the U.S. is the top country that amounted to healthcare expenditure of USD 10, 623.85 per capita in 2018. As of 2018, the domestic general government healthcare spending in the U.S. was USD 5355.79, which grew from USD 3515.82 in 2008. These are some of the factors responsible for market growth over the past few years. Moreover, as per the projections by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the estimated average annual percent change related to National Health Expenditures (NHE) in the U.S. was 5.2% in 2020 as compared to 2019 (4.5%). Furthermore, the National Health Expenditures are projected to reach USD 6,192.5 Billion in 2028, where the per capita expenditure is estimated to touch USD 17,611 in the same year. These are notable indicators that are anticipated to create lucrative business opportunities in upcoming years.

Global Breath Analyzer Market Regional Synopsis

Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the increasing spending by governmental and non-governmental agencies on improving healthcare infrastructure in the region. Apart from this, presence of large youth population in the region is also expected to contribute to the market growth. Market growth in the region can also be attributed to the growing number of road accidents caused by drug abuse. As per the data of India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, cases of drunk driving and drunk driving-related accidents increased in 2019 as compared to 2018. 12,256 road accidents occurred in 2019 which were related to drunk driving, against 12,000 such cases reported in 2018. In 2019 alone, around 3,000 people lost their lives in road accidents that were related to drunk driving, while 6,675 people were left injured in such accidents. Furthermore, the market in North America is evaluated to occupy the largest share over the forecast period, ascribing to the adoption of the most advanced technology in the pharmaceutical industry, accompanied by the presence of leading healthcare service providers in the region.  Alternatively, the market in Europe is also anticipated to occupy a significant share attributing to the rising demand for alcohol testing devices to lower the risk of accidents caused by alcohol consumption.

The global breath analyzer market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

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

By Technology

  •  Fuel Cell
  •  Semi-Conductor Oxide Sensor
  •  Others

By End-User

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Enterprises
  • Individuals Hospitals

By Application

  • Drug Detection
  • Alcohol Testing
  • Medical Use

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Cases of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Growing Use of Breath Analyzers for Detection of Asthma and Tuberculosis


  • Issues Associated with Improper Detection by the Device

 Key Players Dominating the Market

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Company Overview
  • Business Strategy
  • Key Product Offerings
  • Financial Performance
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Risk Analysis
  • Recent Development
  • Regional Presence
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Lifeloc Technologies
  • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
  • BACtrack, Inc.
  • Quest Products Inc.
  •  Akers Biosciences Inc.
  •  Intoximeter Inc.
  •  AK GlobalTech Corporation
  •  Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corporation
  •  EnviteC-Wismar GmbH
  •  Lion Laboratories Ltd.
  • Pas Systems International


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