Breathalyzers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Breathalyzers Market is segmented by Technology (Fuel Cell Technology, Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology, Infrared Spectroscopy and Other Technologies), Application, End-user and Geography

Market Snapshot

breathalyzers market
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


7.5 %

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Market Overview

The global breathalyzer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period. The major factors bolstering the growth of breathalyzer market include increasing alcohol abuse and stringent government regulations for mandatory alcohol testing during driving or in workplaces.

It has also been found that the technological advancements of breath analyzers, rise in availability of forbidden drugs, increase in emphasis on workplace screening also propels the market growth of the breathalyzers, globally. Therefore the demand for breathalyzers has been on a perpetual rise on account of increasing instances of alcohol abuses. The government of various countries have also regulated stringent laws to prevent the number of road mishaps and ensure the seamlessness of traffic, which is expected to fuel the growth of the global breathalyzer market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, breathalyzer is a scientific device that is used to measure the concentration of alcohol in an individual’s bloodstream. The 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. Therefore it gives quick and accurate blood alcohol content and these devices are portable and handy to use.

By Technology
Fuel Cell Technology
Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology
Infrared Spectroscopy
Other Technologies
By Application
Drug Abuse Detection
Alcohol Detection
Other Applications (Medical Applications etc.)
By End-user
Hospitals and Health Centers
Government and Private Work Places
Law Enforcement Agencies
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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 Holds the Major Market Share During the Forecast Period

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.

Therefore the manufacturers are concentrating their efforts towards enhancing the features of their devices by incorporating innovative technology, such as fuel cell. This technology holds over half of the total revenue acquired by the global breathalyzer market. Hence the 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 Expected to be 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, the U.S. is anticipated to account for the highest market share in this region over the forecast period. Moreover, rising number of drunk and drive cases in this region is projected to boost the demand for breathalyzer devices.


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Competitive Landscape

Most of the companies present in the market are efficient at the technological front, but require significant support for enhancing their services and expanding their businesses. Therefore mergers and acquisitions offer significant opportunities to gain the attention of a large number of providers across developed regions.

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 By 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 By 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 By 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. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        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.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Breathalyzers Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Breathalyzers Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • BACtrack Inc.
  • Intoximeters
  • Drägerwerk AG
  • Alcolizer
  • Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corporation

Are the major companies operating in Breathalyzers Market.

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