Gas Chromatography Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Gas Chromatography Market is Segmented by Product (Systems, Detectors, Auto-samplers, Fraction Collectors, and Other Products), End User (Pharmaceutical and Bioindustries, Academic Research Institutes, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (USD million) for the above segments.

Gas Chromatography Market Size

Gas Chromatography Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.6 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Gas Chromatography Market Analysis

The gas chromatography market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.

In recent times, countries have faced a huge threat of COVID-19. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus disease is an infectious disease, and most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. A study article titled "Diagnosis of COVID-19 by analysis of breath with gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry - a feasibility study" published in October 2020 ' looked into gas chromatography techniques that can rapidly distinguish COVID-19 from other respiratory conditions, which can include influenza during the first diagnosis. The study was conducted at two sites in Edinburgh and Dortmund. Results from both sites indicated that patients who had contracted COVID-19 can be rapidly distinguished from patients with other conditions by gas chromatography methods at first healthcare contact. Novel uses of gas chromatography in the fight against COVID-19 are expected to boost market growth.

The factors driving the market growth include increasing food safety concerns, the growing importance of chromatography tests in the drug approval process, and the rising adoption of GC-MS.

Gas chromatography (GC) is widely accepted in both scientific and legal arenas, as one of the most powerful analytical techniques for the separation, quantification, and identification of drug analytes, especially at low levels of concentration. GC is mostly done to analyze compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition. Gas chromatography is used extensively to test the purity of substances and to separate a mixture into its basic components. It has a profound use in analytical chemistry, owing to its ability to offer excellent features, like accurate separation capabilities, reproducibility, and quicker separation.

It is used in different fields, such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and environmental toxins. Moreover, it can be used to analyze samples, which are volatile like exhaled human breath, blood, saliva, and other secretions. Most of the air quality control units use GC coupled flame ionization detectors (FID) to determine the components of a given sample.

Additionally, the use of GC for drug testing, especially to determine the purity and efficacy of new drug analytes, has been approved by the National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan. Thus, the increased use of gas chromatography in drug approvals and growing support from the government in the form of funds are boosting the market growth during the study period.

Moreover, technological advancements in the studied market with new product launches, partnerships, and other strategic initiatives by key market players will boost the market. For instance, in June 2022, Agilent Technologies launched several new LC/MS and GC/MS quadrupole mass spectrometers which are raising the level of built-in instrument intelligence and a higher level of instrument diagnostics maximizes system uptime, allows proactive scheduling of routine maintenance, and minimizes the impact on lab productivity by allowing operators to focus on their analyses rather than on their instruments.

Gas chromatography (GC) was introduced over 60 years ago, and it has since become a cornerstone technique for analytical chemistry. Advances in the area of column technology, such as the commercialization of high-temperature stationary phases and silica capillaries stable to 480°C, have recently been put in place. New materials such as sol-gel poly (ethylene glycol), nanoparticles, ionic liquids, and co-polymers have been incorporated in several novel gas chromatography stationary phases. Stationary phases have also been discussed for a long time in relation to microfabricated GC, i.e., chip-based GC. Such advancements are expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period across the globe.

Thus, due to the above-mentioned factors, the studied market is expected to be significantly driven. However, high cost of gas chromatography equipment and lack of skilled professionals is expected to hinder the market growth.

Gas Chromatography Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of the report, gas chromatography refers to the process by which individual compounds from mixtures of volatile organic compounds are separated. Extracting components with a diverse range of boiling points is done by starting at a low oven temperature and gradually increasing the temperature over time to elute the high-boiling point components. The gas chromatography market is segmented by product (systems, detectors, auto-samplers, fraction collectors, and other products), end user (pharmaceutical and bioindustries, academic research institutes, and other end users), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Fraction Collectors
Other Products
By End User
Pharmaceutical and Bioindustries
Academic Research Institutes
Other End Users
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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Gas Chromatography Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Gas Chromatography Market according to our research experts:

The Pharmaceutical and Bioindustries is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share in the Application Segment

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a positive effect on this segment. Since the pharmaceutical and bioindustry sectors have received a huge amount of attention recently, this is expected to positively aid in the development of the gas chromatography market. In July 2020, an article was released in the 'Chromatography Today magazine, which stated that the US Air Force and researchers from the University of Michigan had collaborated to make modifications to an existing gas analysis system so that it can work like a breath analyzer that can analyze the breath and detect the chemical signature of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in its very early stages, which is a precursor to most COVID-19 infections. Developments such as these are expected to positively aid the market growth.

The high efficiencies of separation power, the extreme detection sensitivity while detecting small amounts of separated species, and the accuracy and precision of the data from quantitative analyses of extremely complex mixtures are the major reasons why GC is used in the pharmaceutical industry. GC analyses are also less hassle-free while automating from sample introduction to separation. GC-MS is exclusively used in bio-analysis of blood and urine for the presence of barbiturates, alcohols, narcotics, residual solvents, drugs like anesthetics, antihistamine, anticonvulsant, and anti-epileptic drugs, sedative hypnotics, and food items. Toxins and venoms can also be identified by GC-MS. It is extensively used in clinical toxicology as well.   

For instance, according to the study "Analysis of drugs including illicit and new psychoactive substances in oral fluids by gas chromatography-drift tube ion mobility spectrometry" published in February 2022, a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled with a drift tube ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) obtained relative percentage errors lower than 8.4% and can be a reliable, selective, and sensitive technique for the determination of psychoactive substances in oral fluids.

As a result of the aforementioned main advantages, short analysis time needed, and reliable results, GC is extensively used for quality control purposes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Trend 1

North America Dominates the Market, and it is Expected to do the Same in the Forecast Period

In the North American region, gas chromatography technology is used in many applications. Chromatography instrumentation has proven to be an effective technology for final production testing, pharmaceutical applications, environmental monitoring, and food testing, among others. Pharmaceutical organizations utilize gas chromatography to get large amounts of greatly immaculate materials and to examine the cleansed mixes. Other factors propelling the growth of the North American gas chromatography market include the increasing need for drug discovery, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and the augmented demand for personalized medicines.

The increasing focus on the development of improved and novel drug assessment techniques, which have been used to discover highly complex drugs, is playing a vital role in the evolution of new chromatographic methods in the region. For instance, in June 2022, Focussed Photonics, Inc. launched an industrial online gas chromatography analyzer that is distinct from the conventional laboratory setting chromatography. It uses a high-precision program-controlled column cutting technology and column system sampling technology through which the measured components can be analyzed and obtained swiftly.

The increased adoption of chromatography techniques, majorly in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, drives the demand for gas chromatography in the region. With the rising number of critical diseases and the increasing geriatric population, healthcare expenditure has increased significantly in the region. This has increased R&D investments in the pharmaceutical industry for drug discovery and production, which has further increased the demand for chromatography techniques in the North American region.

For instance, the study "A generic gas chromatography method for determination of residual solvents in PET radiopharmaceuticals" published in January 2022, stated that the GC method applying flame ionization detection (FID) can be adapted in routine quality control of most frequently used positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals to perform the determination of residual solvents with analysis time of 12 min.

Thus, owing to the factors mentioned above, North American region is expected to dominate the studied market growth during study period.

Gas Chromatography Market - Growth Rate by Region

Gas Chromatography Industry Overview

The gas chromatography market is highly competitive and consists of a number of players. Companies like Agilent Technologies Inc., Chromatotec, Restek Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Merck KgaA, Teledyne Technologies, PerkinElmer Inc., Scion Instruments, Shimadzu Corporation, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., among others, hold substantial market shares in the gas chromatography market. Many strategic initiatives have recently been taken in the market by the major players to strengthen their market presence.

Gas Chromatography Market Leaders

  1. Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  2. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

  3. Danaher Corporation

  4. Merck KgaA

  5. PerkinElmer, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Gas Chromatography Market

Gas Chromatography Market News

  • In June 2022, PerkinElmer, Inc. launched the GC 2400 Platform, an advanced, automated gas chromatography (GC), headspace sampler and GC/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) solution designed to help lab teams simplify lab operations, drive precise results, and perform more flexible monitoring.
  • In March 2022, Thermo Fisher Scientific launched a collection of new gas chromatography (GC) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instruments offering innovative hardware and software updates.

Gas Chromatography Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Importance of Chromatography Tests in the Drug Approval Process

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Adoption of GC-MS

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Gas Chromatography Equipment

      2. 4.3.2 Lack of Skilled Professionals

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces 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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - in USD Million)

    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Detectors

      3. 5.1.3 Auto-samplers

      4. 5.1.4 Fraction Collectors

      5. 5.1.5 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Pharmaceutical and Bioindustries

      2. 5.2.2 Academic Research Institutes

      3. 5.2.3 Other End Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Agilent Technologies Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Chromatotec

      3. 6.1.3 Danaher Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Teledyne Technologies

      5. 6.1.5 Merck KgaA

      6. 6.1.6 PerkinElmer Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Restek Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Scion Instruments

      9. 6.1.9 Shimadzu Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Air Liquide

      12. 6.1.12 Process Sensing Technologies (LDetek Inc.)

      13. 6.1.13 Hobre Instruments BV

      14. 6.1.14 Waters Corporation

      15. 6.1.15 Sartorius

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Gas Chromatography Market Research FAQs

The Global Gas Chromatography Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Global Gas Chromatography Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Merck KgaA, PerkinElmer, Inc. are the major companies operating in Global Gas Chromatography Market.

Global Gas Chromatography Industry Report

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