Breathalyzer Market Size & Share, by Design (Portable, Fixed, Wearable); Application (Alcohol Detection, Drug Abuse Detection, Medical Applications); Technology (Fuel Cell Technology, Infrared Spectroscopy, Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology); End-user (Government & Private Work Places) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Breathalyzer Market size is poised to cross USD 4.26 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 16% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2023, the industry size of breathalyzer was over USD 0.71 Billion. The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the rising number of drunk driving cases leading to road accidents. According to a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2022, approximately 1.3 million people die every year in road accidents. Besides, the growing use of alcohol and the incidence of alcohol-related crimes and abuses are estimated to boost the market growth during the forecast period.

Moreover, a limit has been set by the government across different countries in order to detect the presence of harmful toxic substances in the human body that can lead to an increased incidence of deaths. According to the statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), the consumption of alcohol contributes to 3 million deaths worldwide each year. Such harmful use of alcohol contributes to 5.1% of the global burden of disease. Also, the early diagnosis of chronic diseases of the lungs such as cancer, tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and increasing use in the measurement of carbon monoxide content are expected to propel the market growth.

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Breathalyzer Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Worldwide Initiatives for Road Safety to Decrease Drunk and Drive Accidents – For road safety purposes, different initiatives have been taken by the government. Moreover, the government has recognized the importance of road safety initiatives as a result of the rise in road traffic crashes. Therefore, worldwide initiatives for road safety are anticipated to increase the growth of the global breathalyzer market. According to the data by the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, WHO, in collaboration with UN Regional Commissions, aims to prevent at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by launching an initiative—the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021–2030.
  • Growing Prevalence of Lung Diseases such as Asthma – Breathalyzers are used to detect diseases or viruses from a breath test at an earlier stage, which increases the success rate of their treatment. Therefore, it is expected to fuel the market growth of the global breathalyzer market. According to the WHO, in 2019 about 262 million people are affected by asthma and it caused about 455,000 deaths.
  • Increasing Use of Prohibited Drugs such as – Prohibited drug use leads to the risk of mental and physical health issues within the human body. Moreover, it not only affects the person who is consuming but also the surrounding people. This is anticipated to drive the growth of the global breathalyzer market. According to the World Drug report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), globally, approximately 275 million people used drugs in 2021. Whereas, more than 36 million people suffer from drug use disorders.
  • Growing Healthcare Industry Owing to Increasing Population Across the World - Breathalyzer is becoming a popular trend for alcohol and drug tests in the healthcare industry. Therefore, the growing healthcare industry is expected to spur the growth of the global breathalyzer market. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian healthcare sector is anticipated to reach USD 372 billion in 2022.
  • Increasing Use of Breathalyzers for Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – The VOC-based breath analysis reported a specificity of more than 705 with about 99% during COVID-19.


  • High Cost of Breathalyzer
  • Concern for the Inaccuracy Rate of Breath Analyzer Devices
  • Breath analyzers can be interrupted by the presence of electronic interference such as radio frequency transmissions and may display false results. Also, electromagnetic signals from FM radio interfere with the device making it an untrustworthy device. Even c0nsuming something that contains a small percentage of alcohol will give false positive results impeding the market growth.
  • Lack of Hygiene in the Case of Multiple Use of Breath Analyzer Devices Simultaneously

Breathalyzer Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 0.71 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

 USD 4.26 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 Middle East and Africa)
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Breathalyzer Segmentation

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

The global breathalyzer market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into alcohol detection, drug abuse detection, and medical applications. Out of these, the alcohol detection segment is projected to witness growth at the highest rate during the forecast period owing to a rise in criminal cases such as violence after the consumption of alcohol, increasing awareness and legal requirements in the workplace to maintain alcohol-free environment and a surge in the number of people consuming alcohol. As per the data reported by World Health Organization in 2021, 30 percent of women have been subjected to violence and one of the factors is the harmful use of alcohol. This is anticipated to spur the growth of the alcohol detection segment in the market.

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

       By Design

  • Portable
  • Fixed
  • Wearable

       By Application

  • Alcohol Detection
  • Drug Abuse Detection
  • Medical Applications

       By Technology

  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology
  • Others

       By End-User

  • Government & Private Work Places
  • Others

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Breathalyzer Industry - Regional Synopsis

North America Market Forecast

The North America breathalyzer market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. Highly advanced economy, increased awareness of road traffic safety, improvement in technology of devices reducing ketone and acetone sensitivity, and rising instances of drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the USA drunk drivers are responsible for about 30% of all road accidents. In 2020, 11,654 people lost their lives in these accidents.

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Companies Dominating the Breathalyzer Landscape

    • Lion Laboratories Limited
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • AK GlobalTech Corporation
    • Lifeloc Technologies, Inc.
    • BACtrack Breathalyzers /KHN Solutions Inc.
    • Quest Products, LLC
    • Andatech Pty Ltd
    • Alcolizer Pty Ltd
    • Bedfont Scientific Ltd
    • Abbott
    • AlcoPro, Inc.


In The News

  • Andatech Pty Ltd's Soberlive FRX, announced that its wall-mounted breathalyzer has been certified to Australian Standard AS3547:2019, which acknowledges its ability to provide accurate and reliable breath alcohol test results.

  • Abbott introduced the first of its-kind SoToxa Mobile Forensic Test System that delivers results within five minutes and reduces drug-impaired driving. SoToxa offers law enforcement a truly portable device – to remarkably improve roadside testing methods and aid in the identification of irresponsible drivers.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 423
  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The rising number of drunk drivers, the growing prevalence of asthma, the increasing use of prohibited drugs, and the growing healthcare industry are some of the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 16% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

High cost of breathalyzer, concern for inaccuracy rate in breath analyzer devices and lack of hygiene in the case of multiple use of breath analyzer devices simultaneously.

The market in North America 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 Lion Laboratories Limited, AK GlobalTech Corporation, Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., BACtrack Breathalyzers/ KHN Solutions, Inc., Quest Products, LLC, AlcoPro, Inc., Abbott, Bedfont Scientific Ltd, Andatech, Alcolizer Pty Ltd, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the 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 design, application, technology, end-user, and by region.

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