Particle Counter Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Handheld, Remote, Manifold); Application (Aerosol, Liquid, Solid); End-user (Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Aerospace) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Mar 16, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Particle Counter Market size is poised to surpass USD 1 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of particle counter was over USD 382 million. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to the growing demand for positive air pressure cleanroom systems which are normally used for research, aerospace, military & defense applications, optics, electronics, and others.  As per data, more then 10,000 positive air pressure cleanroom systems have been installed in United States in 2021.

A particle counter diagnoses and monitors the particle contamination within specific clean media that include air, water, and chemicals. It is an essential tool for detecting and counting physical particles. Particle counters are used in clean room laboratories, households, industries, and others to measure and maintain a desired level of cleanliness. With the rising need to maintain air quality index with deteriorating indoor air quality as well as rising household pollution, the demand for particle counters is on the rise amongst households, which in turn, is expected to create massive revenue generation opportunities for the key players operating in the global particle counter market during the forecast period. According to the World Health Organization data, each year ~3.2 million people die due to household air pollution globally. 

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Particle Counter Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Research & Development (R&D) Spending in the Pharmaceutical Industry –The rising demand for aerosol particle counters that are primarily used in the pharmaceutical industry to determine air quality, and the surge in the R&D spending in the industry are expected to propel the particle counter market in the projected period. It is found that the global research and development spending in the pharmaceutical industry reached almost ~UDS 199 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach around 250 billion by 2025.

  • Increasing Production of Oil – Particle counters are used for contamination analysis of injected water and cleanliness control of water-based hydraulic fluids. It is found that globally, more than 4 billion metric tons of oil is produced every year.

  • Rising Number of Cars Running on Diesel – The automotive industry needs to follow the new regulations of counting soot particles in the exhaust emission test of diesel cars. According to research in European Union (EU), approximately 32% out of all registered vehicles used diesel as fuel in the year 2020.

  • Upsurge in the Number of Hospitals – This is attributed to the fact, that the most tightly-controlled spaces are required in terms of monitoring the indoor environment. It was found that in Japan, there were more than 8000 hospital establishments in 2019.


  • High Cost of Production – High cost of production is one of the biggest challenges owing to which not many people can afford it. The expected product life cycle is a crucial factor in determining direct and indirect interest expenses. An out-of-tolerance calibration in regulated businesses does need a deviation report and failure inquiry, costing anywhere between USD 8,000 and USD 12,000 on average.
  • Lack of Awareness Among Target Consumers
  • Huge Investment is Required for Developing Cleanrooms

Particle Counter Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 382 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~USD 1 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 (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa) 
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Particle Counter Segmentation

Application (Aerosol, Liquid, Solid)

The global particle counter market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into aerosol particle counters, liquid particle counters, and solid particle counters. Amongst these segments, the aerosol particle counters segment is anticipated to garner the largest revenue by the end of 2035. This is backed by the rising air pollution along with the increasing concern about the rising incidences worldwide. For instance, global air pollution is now the greatest environmental threat to public health. Every year, it accounts for nearly 7 million premature deaths globally. A laser diffraction particle counter is one of the most popular types of particle counter that distributes the particles in sample laser light, and then recognizes the angle and intensity of scattered light to anticipate the size and number of particles.

Industry (Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Aerospace)

The global particle counter market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by industry into healthcare & pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, food & beverage, automotive, and aerospace. The healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry was seen to account high market share in 2021.  Also in the same year this industry received lots of funds and investment in terms of research and development, doubled with the demand for contamination control in pharmaceutical sector. This is expected drive the growth of this segment.   The code of conduct associated with the production, storage and manufacturing of products must be followed by the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Since, these products will be used by healthcare sector by doctors, patients and nurses, they must include less particle contamination.

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

         By Product Type

  • Handheld
  • Remote
  • Manifold

         By Application

  • Aerosol Particle Counters
  • Liquid Particle Counters
  • Solid Particle Counters

          By Industry

  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  •  Oil & Gas
  • Food & Beverage
  •  Automotive
  •  Aerospace

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Particle Counter Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The North American particle counter market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. This is backed by the presence of a strong military network, growing military expenditure, as well as the rising demand for particle counters in the defense sector. It was found that the United States spent over USD 800 billion and was the top nation in terms of military expenditure in 2021. Particle counter has increasing demand in the pharmaceutical industry. The United States region is one of the biggest pharmaceutical markets in the world.   Increasing the use of particle counter for maintaining air pollution, and initiatives organized by the government to increase awareness amongst people about pollution control and its prevention is driving the growth of the market in this region.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the fastest growth in the particle counter market in 2035. The major factor driving the growth of the particle counter market in the Asia Pacific region is the growing awareness about the significance of clean rooms' air contamination. Also, the expansion of pharmaceuticals Research & Development initiatives in China and India is anticipated to create various potential opportunities in the region. The Asia Pacific region also has a strong base in the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, it is expected to drive the growth of the particle counter market in this region.

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Companies Dominating the Particle Counter Landscape

    • Particles Plus, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Met One Instruments Inc.
    • Setra Systems, Inc.
    • Fluke Corporation
    • Pamas Partikelmess GMBH
    • Climateet Instruments Company
    • Rion Co., Ltd.
    • Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions Inc.
    • TSI Incorporated
    • Beckman Coulter Inc.

In the News

  • Particles Plus, Inc. – announced the release of its popular 2000 and 9000 Series particle counters' upgraded versions. The Particles Plus, Inc. 2000 series particle counter will feature a fixed 4 channels and with a flow rate of O.1 CFM or 1.0 CFM and an RJ 45 connection.

  • Met One Instruments, Inc. – launched four Beta Attenuation Mass Monitors (BAM) Models for precise air monitoring. BAM is regarded as the standard for continuous ambient particulate mass measurement in air quality monitoring of its simplicity, reliability, and unsurpassed accuracy.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 3629
  • Published Date: Mar 16, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demands for cleanrooms as well as increasing household pollution along with rising air pollution are the major factors driving the growth of the particle counter market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The requirement of huge investment for establishing cleanrooms and lack of awareness among target consumers are the few factors likely to hamper the market growth.

The market in North America 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 Particles Plus, Inc., Setra Systems, Inc., Met One Instrument Inc., Fluke Corporation, Pamas Partikelmess GMBH, Climet Instrument Company, Rion Co., and others.

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

The market is segmented by product type, industry, application, and by region.

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