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

Gas Sensors Market is Segmented by Type (Wired, Wireless), Gas Type (Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide(CO2)), Technology (Electrochemical, Photoionization Detectors (PID), Catalytic), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Gas Sensors Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.1 %
Gas Sensors Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The gas sensors market was valued at USD 655.5 million in 2020 and expected to reach USD 883.6 million by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). Gas sensors are a variant of chemical sensors that are capable of measuring the concentration of a constituent gas in their vicinity. These sensors adopt different techniques for quantifying the exact amount of gas in a medium.

  • The major trend driving the gas sensors market is the development of wireless capabilities and miniaturization, coupled with improved communication capabilities that enable their integration into various devices and machines, without compromising the detection of toxic or flammable gases at safe distances.
  • Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest-growing regions for the gas sensors market and is projected to be the market leader during the forecast period. Countries, like China, the United States, and Germany, are the major markets for gas sensors.
  • The evolving nature of the market is leading to rapid changes and over-crowding of sensors for major gases, like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Rising costs are also an issue in the ever-changing market, characterized by innovations and low product differentiation.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the gas sensors market includes insights into the solutions offered by major players providing hardware. The study also discusses the application-based sensors. However, after-sales services are not considered for market estimation.

By Type
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Nitrogen Oxide
Other Types
By Technology
Photoionization Detectors (PID)
Solid State/Metal Oxide Semiconductor
By Application
Building Automation
Food and Beverages
Transportation and Logistics
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Safety and Regulations are a Paramount Driver for Industrial Implementation

  • In recent years, several types of gases have been used as raw materials in different areas of industries. It becomes crucial to control and monitor these gases, as there is a considerable risk of damage to property and human lives if a leak occurs. The necessity to continually monitor and control the gases emitted has sprouted the need for gas sensors in the industries. 
  • The stringent government regulations have mandated the applications of gas sensors, for making the industries safer. This also made industries more confident toward the prevention of accidents related to gas leaks.
  • In Northern Ireland, a total of 123 people were admitted to hospital due to suffocation caused by carbon monoxide. In 2012, carbon monoxide alarms became mandatory in all new buildings in Northern Ireland, after several high-profile deaths in the region were caused by deadly household gas leaks.
Gas Sensors Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market

  • Similar to the global market, Asia-Pacific is the amalgamation of mature and emerging markets. China and India are the fastest developing countries in the world, and the industries in these countries are being set up at a rapid pace.
  • The Chinese automotive market has the largest scale in the world. According to OICA and CAAM, around 24 million passenger cars were produced in 2018. With this huge production capacity, China is ranked first in automotive production and is one of the significant drivers for gas sensors market in the region.
  • India is the largest provider of the genetic drug, globally. Furthermore, the Indian pharmaceutical sector supplies 50% of the global demand. These pharmaceutical production facilities use a variety of solvents and gases in the manufacturing process and need to be continuously monitored, which raises the demand for gas sensors, thus driving the market.
Gas Sensors Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The companies offering various types of gas sensors in the market have product differentiation majorly on technology. Hence, they are adopting competitive pricing strategies for gaining market share. The gas sensors market is fragmented in nature, due to the presence of many players offering the systems.

  • January 2019 - Firago Engineering Inc. revealed its new digital TGS8101 IAQ sensor. It is an ultra-compact sensor for gas, relative humidity, and temperature, and is expected to be launched by mid-2019. The gas sensor consists of a metal oxide compound on a micro hot plate, assembled for high operating temperatures, which make it possible to detect VOCs and alcohol gas.
  • February 2018 - Underwriters Laboratories released two new smoke alarm and detector standards in its seventh edition (UL 217 and UL 268). The seventh edition of this standard is set to take effect in May 2020. It is focused on minimizing false alarms, also known as nuisance alarms, as well as on detecting different smoke characteristics. Hence, the new smoke detectors may be able to differentiate between smoke coming from burning food or cooking and other non-lethal sources and actual life-threatening smoke.

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 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Increased Demand for Gas Sensors in Automobiles for Compliance with Governmental Regulations

      2. 4.3.2 Growing Awareness on Occupational Hazards across Major Industries

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Rising Costs and Lack of Product Differentiation

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Oxygen

      2. 5.1.2 Carbon Monoxide (CO)

      3. 5.1.3 Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

      4. 5.1.4 Nitrogen Oxide

      5. 5.1.5 Hydrocarbon

      6. 5.1.6 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Electrochemical

      2. 5.2.2 Photoionization Detectors (PID)

      3. 5.2.3 Solid State/Metal Oxide Semiconductor

      4. 5.2.4 Catalytic

      5. 5.2.5 Infrared

      6. 5.2.6 Semiconductor

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Medical

      2. 5.3.2 Building Automation

      3. 5.3.3 Industrial

      4. 5.3.4 Food and Beverages

      5. 5.3.5 Automotive

      6. 5.3.6 Transportation and Logistics

      7. 5.3.7 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Figaro Engineering Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Membrapor AG

      3. 6.1.3 AlphaSense Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Nemoto & Co. Ltd

      5. 6.1.5 Robert Bosch GmbH

      6. 6.1.6 Amphenol Advanced Sensors

      7. 6.1.7 AMS AG

      8. 6.1.8 Trolex Ltd

      9. 6.1.9 ABB Ltd

      10. 6.1.10 Siemens AG

      11. 6.1.11 City Technology Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Gas Sensors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Gas Sensors Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Figaro Engineering Inc., Membrapor AG., AlphaSense Inc., Nemoto & Co. Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH are the major companies operating in Gas Sensors Market.

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