Breathalyzers Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Breathalyzers Market is segmented by Technology, Sample Type, Application, End User, and Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

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Market Overview

Technological advancements of breath analyzers, rise in availability of forbidden drugs, increase in emphasis on workplace screening propels the market growth of the breathalyzers, globally. Furthermore, increasing stringent laws for mandatory alcohol testing during driving or in workplaces, increasing alcohol abuse, and government initiations related to alcohol testing also drives the market breathalyzers, globally. However, privacy rights for alcohol testing and accuracy issues are likely to hinder the breathalyzers market, globally.

Scope of the Report

A breathalyzer is a scientific device that is used to measure the concentration of alcohol in an individual’s bloodstream. The term, breathalyzer, initially refers to a specific scientific instrument that was developed by an inventor named Robert Frank Borkenstein. A breathalyzer works by analyzing a person’s breath to detect the level of alcohol that the individual has in his or her body. As an individual drinks alcoholic beverages, the alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream through the mouth, the throat, the intestines, and the stomach. When the blood moves through the lungs, alcohol from the blood is passed into the air sacs and breathed out.

Fuel Cell Technology
Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology
Infrared Spectroscopy
Other Technologies
Drug Abuse Detection
Alcohol Detection
Other Applications (Medical Applications etc.)
End User
Hospitals and Health Centers
Government and Private Work Places
Law Enforcement Agencies
North America
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Fuel Cell Technology Segment holds Significant Market Share

The breathalyzers market is segmented on the basis of technology, sample type, application, end user, and geography. The technology segment is further segmented into fuel cell technology, semiconductor oxide sensor technology, infrared spectroscopy, and other technologies.

Fuel cell technology is anticipated to hold the major market share during the forecast period owing to its wide range of advantages, compact size of the device, less requirement of the power. Fuel cell technology devices are also available in handheld devices. Growing demand for the convenient and easy to use equipment is propelling the growth of the fuel cell technology segment.

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Asia - Pacific is the fastest growing region in the Breathalyzers Market

The Asia-Pacific is anticipated as the fastest growing segment during the forecast period, owing to the economic instability, unorganized government regulations, increase in availability of illicit drugs and alcohol, rise in drug trafficking, lack of awareness, fewer literacy rates compared to developed countries, presence of more untapped regions, increase in adoption of western lifestyle, etc.

However, local governments are implementing various reforms to control alcohol consumption in APAC countries.  According to the article "Impact of alcohol consumption on Asia” published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies, it was reported that most countries in Asia do not have a national policy to reduce alcohol consumption. However, in countries with a predominantly Muslim population, such as Bangladesh, the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law. India's constitution declares, "the State shall endeavor to bring about prohibition of the consumption of intoxicating drinks." Even then, since independence in 1947 successive governments have followed different policies on alcohol and currently the central government is encouraging deregulation of alcohol production and liberal imports of alcoholic beverages. The Thai government recently decided to legalize homemade spirit.

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Competitive Landscape

People who are addicted to alcohol or who are prescribed with prolonged usage of drugs are more prone to chronic diseases that are prevailing among the global population, which leads to an economic burden on the nation. Hence, governments across the world are actively taking part in various initiatives to create awareness among people regarding prevention, eradication, and early detection of alcohol addiction and drug abuse. However, companies are focusing on new product launches, minimizing the price of the tests in order to gain maximum traction in the market. Furthermore, market players are concentrating on various growth strategies, such as collaborations, acquisitions, and partnerships to enhance their market presence. For instance, In April 2019, Hound Labs, a venture-backed start-up company, has created the first dual marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer. In January 2019, Cannabix Technologies received an initial version of its Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer, a handheld device aimed at measuring THC levels in human breath for use in law enforcement and the workplace.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Laws for Mandatory Alcohol Testing

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Alcohol Abuse

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Accuracy Issues of the Breathalyzers

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Fuel Cell Technology

      2. 5.1.2 Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology

      3. 5.1.3 Infrared Spectroscopy

      4. 5.1.4 Other Technologies

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Drug Abuse Detection

      2. 5.2.2 Alcohol Detection

      3. 5.2.3 Other Applications (Medical Applications etc.)

    3. 5.3 End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals and Health Centers

      2. 5.3.2 Government and Private Work Places

      3. 5.3.3 Law Enforcement Agencies

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. UK

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Dragerwerk AG

      2. 6.1.2 KHN Solutions LLC BACtrack Breathalyzers

      3. 6.1.3 Quest Diagnostics

      4. 6.1.4 Intoximeters

      5. 6.1.5 Alcolizer

      6. 6.1.6 Lifeloc Technologies

      7. 6.1.7 Thermo Fisher Scientific

      8. 6.1.8 TruTouch

      9. 6.1.9 uVera Diagnostics

      10. 6.1.10 Alere Inc.

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

** Subject to Availability

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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