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

The market is segmented by Type (Liquid Chromatography Systems, Gas Chromatography Systems, Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Systems, Thin-Layer Chromatography Systems), Consumables and Accessories, Application, Geography

Market Snapshot

Chromatography Instrumentation Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.5 %
Chromatography Instrumentation Market Key Players

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Market Overview

Chromatography is the science of separation of mixtures into organic and inorganic compounds. This is done by passing the mixture in a solution or suspension through a medium in which the components move at different rates. Recently the application of chromatography has increased in many fields, especially in pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. The growing use of chromatography in the pharmaceutical industry is for the separation of chiral compounds. These compounds have molecules that differ slightly in the way their atoms are oriented in space.

Chromatography is used for quality control in the food industry, by separating and analyzing additives, vitamins, preservatives, proteins, and amino acids. These factors have been the primary drivers for the growth of this market. Technological advancements in developing more accurate and efficient systems have also helped the market growth. 

However, high cost of equipment and lack of skilled professionals in operating the equipment is expected to restrain the market growth.

Scope of the Report

Chromatography is a laboratory technique for the separation of a mixture. Chromatography may be preparative or analytical. The purpose of preparative chromatography is to separate the components of a mixture for later use, and is thus a form of purification. Analytical chromatography is done normally with smaller amounts of material and is for establishing the presence or measuring the relative proportions of analytes in a mixture.

In the report, a detailed analysis of the chromatography instrumentation market is provided. The market is evaluated by collating revenues generated across segments, categorized by Type, Consumables and Accessories, Application and Geography.

By Devices
By Chromatography Systems
Gas Chromatography Systems
Liquid Chromatography Systems
Fluid Chromatography Systems
Thin Layer Chromatography Systems
By Consumables
By Accessories
Column Accessories
Auto-Sampler Accessories
Other Accessories
By Application
Pharmaceutical Firms
Clinical Research Organizations
Environmental Testing
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

Liquid Chromatography Systems are Expected to Dominate the Chromatography Instrumentation Market

Liquid chromatography (LC) is a separation technique in which the mobile phase is a liquid, where sample ions or molecules are dissolved. Conventional LC is commonly used in preparative scale work to purify and isolate some components of a mixture. Nowadays liquid chromatography generally utilizes very small packing particles and a relatively high pressure for analytical separations of solutions, detection & quantification, referred to as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

The diverse qualitative and quantitative applications of LC along with mass spectroscopy in the pharmaceutical industry are reported in four key fields, which are synthetic organic chemistry, combinatorial library parallel synthesis, bioanalysis in support of ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion), proteomics, and also pharmaceutical research.

Moreover, the global pharmaceutical industry investment in research and development has increased over the years, from USD 108.1 billion in 2006 to USD 156.7 billion in 2016, as per a 2017 report by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Hence, with the increasing expenditure in R&D the market is expected to grow.

Chromatography Instrumentation Market Key Trends

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market

North America accounts for the largest share of the chromatography instrumentation market due to growing government investments and funding for research. Additionally, there are also several major pharmaceutical companies that are increasingly outsourcing their drug and development services.

The countries also have a developed and well-structured health care system. These systems also encourage research and development. These policies encourage global players to enter the US and Canada. Due to their developed healthcare systems, these economies spend high percentage of their gross domestic product in reseach and development. As a result, these countries enjoy the presence of many global market players and resarch laboratories, which are primarily the user of chromatography instrumentation. As demand is met by the presence of global players in the region, the market is further expected to increase.

Chromatography Instrumentation Market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

Majority of the chromatography instrumentation are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and better distribution system have established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness. This has also helped the market grow.

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 Chromatography Tests in Drug Approval Process

      2. 4.2.2 Advancements in Chromatography Equipment

      3. 4.2.3 Growing Food Safety Concerns

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Equipment Costs

      2. 4.3.2 Lack of Skilled Personnel for Equipment Handling

    4. 4.4 Porter's 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 Devices

      1. 5.1.1 By Chromatography Systems

        1. Gas Chromatography Systems

        2. Liquid Chromatography Systems

        3. Fluid Chromatography Systems

        4. Thin Layer Chromatography Systems

      2. 5.1.2 By Consumables

        1. Columns

        2. Solvents/Reagents/Adsorbents

        3. Syringes/Needles

        4. Others

      3. 5.1.3 By Accessories

        1. Column Accessories

        2. Auto-Sampler Accessories

        3. Pumps

        4. Other Accessories

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Agriculture

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceutical Firms

      3. 5.2.3 Clinical Research Organizations

      4. 5.2.4 Environmental Testing

    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

      2. 6.1.2 Waters Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Shimadzu Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Thermo Fisher Scientific

      5. 6.1.5 Perkinelmer, Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Merck KGaA

      7. 6.1.7 Sartorius AG

      8. 6.1.8 Bio-Rad Laboratories

      9. 6.1.9 Restek Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Gilson, 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 Chromatography Instrumentation Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Chromatography Instrumentation Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Merck KGaA, Sartorius AG, Bio-Rad Laboratories are the major companies operating in Chromatography Instrumentation Market.

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