Global Breath Analyzers Market Size, Share, Trends & Growth Forecast Report – Segmented By Product Type (Portable Devices and Non-Portable Devices), Application (Drug Abuse Detection, Alcohol Detection and Medical Applications), Technology, End User and Region – Industry Analysis (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: June, 2024
ID: 1692
Pages: 190

Global Breath Analyzers Market Size (2024 to 2029)

The size of the global breath analyzers market is predicted to be worth USD 1585.78 million by 2029 from USD 1085.27 million in 2024, growing at a CAGR of 7.88% during the forecast period. 

A Breath Analyzer is a device used to measure alcohol levels in the blood by analysing a person's breath. Generally, two Breath Analyzers are differentiated by size, such as small analyzers, which can be easily held in hands. However, these are unreliable enough to provide evidence in court but can be used to arrest the person. Then the alcohol levels are again measured in police with a large analyzer to submit the proof in court. The sensors used in breath analyzers are fuel cells, infrared spectroscopy, semiconductor, and photovoltaic assay.


Stringent implementation of the law to control drunken driving cases is the key factor propelling the breath analyzers market.

The increasing rate of road accident cases, mainly due to alcohol consumption at high levels, is another major factor fueling the growth of the breath analyzer market. According to the statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1.3 million people are dying from road accidents. In addition, the rising prevalence of asthma and tuberculosis leads to an increase in the adoption of breath analyzers for medical purposes, which boosts the growth of the global breath analyzers market. In the medical field, breath analyzers are used in different ways. This breath can be captured and distilled, and biosensors can be used to detect any diseases that impact the body's health. For instance, lung cancer is the leading cause of death among many people. Different types of screening tests and diagnoses are used to detect lung cancer. One of the better tools for the early detection of lung cancer is exhaled breath. Steady growth in the adoption rate of breath analyzers is further anticipated to promote market growth.

Furthermore, increasing focus on initiatives from private and public organizations for developing nanotechnology products that can be integrated with medical devices is predicted to offer growth opportunities for the market. Furthermore, increasing healthcare expenditure and focus on medical tourism in developing countries of the Middle East and Africa and increasing the requirement of these medical devices to tap potential are likely to boost the growth of the global breath analyzers market and increase growth opportunities for the key players in the future.


Inaccuracies in breath analyzer devices are expected to restrain the market's growth worldwide. In addition, breath Analyzers are highly expensive, leading to inadequate adoption of Breath Analyzers, especially in developing countries. Therefore, budget constraints are likely to slow down the growth rate of the global breath analyzers market during the forecast period.




Market Size Available

2023 to 2029

Base Year


Forecast Period

2024 to 2029

Segments Covered

By Product Type, Application, Technology, End User, and Region.

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis; DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leader Profiled

Lion Laboratories Limited, Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Intoximeters, Inc., Andatech Private Limited, Lifeloc Technologies, BACtrack, Alere, Inc., Quest Products, Inc., and C4 Development Ltd.



Global Breath Analyzers Market Analysis By Product Type

The portable device segment is expected to account for the leading share in the global market during the forecast period. Portable breath analyzer devices use a person's breath to tell how the person's body works. For instance, it checks the number of calories burned and tells how the body reacts to food to help the various daily activities. For instance, an alcohol sensor police carry with them is a portable breath test that asks a driver to blow into a machine, which quickly reveals whether the driver has consumed alcohol. However, for a portable breath test, there are specific requirements that must be met.

Global Breath Analyzers Market Analysis By Application

The alcohol detection segment contributes significantly to the global breath analyzers market. Factors such as increasing road accidents, sudden death due to excess intake of alcohol, and alcohol detection in some of the critical higher meetings are anticipated to drive the segment growth forward.

On the other hand, the medical application segment provides a substantial market share. It is likely to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period due to the availability of advanced technologies.

Global Breath Analyzers Market Analysis By Technology

The market for breath analyzers with fuel cells technology segment is forecasted to occupy the most significant proportion of the global market. In breath analyzers, fuel cells are the most utilized technology. Breath analyzers based on fuel cells have high accuracy, sensitivity, and reliability. In addition, they are designed to identify alcohol precisely and do not require many sensors. Therefore, these analyzers are the gold standard of handheld alcohol testing for personal and professional usage.

The semiconductor sensor technology allows for the development of low-cost breath alcohol screening devices for personal use. However, due to their high cost and enormous size, breath analyzers using infrared spectroscopy are presently only used by law enforcement organizations.

Global Breath Analyzers Market Analysis By End-user

The Government and private offices segment held the highest share of the global market in 2023. The deployment of breath analyzers in law enforcement is driven by strict safety rules against DUI and the growing size of screening and evidential testing.


North American contributes significantly to the global market. It is expected to expand further during the forecast period due to accidents at a high rate and government bodies' intensified focus on controlling road accidents. Because of reasonable government efforts and increased drink-driving incidents, North America had a significant market share over the forecast period. In the United States, most driving accidents are alcohol-related accidents which is the U.S. a significant public health problem. Canadian medical device companies are focusing on manufacturing advanced breath analyzers by following the FDA rules. For manufacturing these devices, they use many collections of samples of different types of diseases. They manufacture devices to detect chronic disease, alcohol predictor, and COVID-19-related tests, which drives the market forward in this region. Another benefit for market development is the presence of key players. The development in this region is primarily attributable to favorable government efforts, increased awareness, and increased demand for alcohol testing equipment to reduce the risk of alcohol-related accidents. In addition, various technical advances, such as developing product variations that can be connected to Bluetooth for personal tracking and analyzers equipped with fuel cell and semiconductor sensor technologies to offer more precise results, are expected to propel the market forward in this region.

Europe is another major contributor to the breath analyzers market, and the Asia Pacific market is growing at a high pace. This trend is likely to continue due to the availability of manufacturers that offer breath analyzers at low cost, increasing awareness regarding the breath analyzers among people, and an increasing percentage of people using bikes and cars in the region. Therefore, the breath analyzer industry will be heavily influenced by Europe in the coming years. Furthermore, this trend is expected to continue due to the availability of low-cost breath analyzers from manufacturers, greater public awareness of breath analyzers, and a growing number of people in the region riding bikes and driving vehicles. In 2019, The VOGAS project started developing a non-invasive gastric cancer screening tool by detecting factors of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These clinical trials have started at the University of Latvia in cooperation with the Riga East Clinical University Hospital and the Digestive Diseases Center "GASTRO". These clinical trials are also done parallel in Europe. This breath analyzer helps patients with gastric cancer and individuals with and without precancerous lesions.

The Asia-Pacific region has the second-largest share in the market and is predicted to grow the most. Growing alcohol consumption increased research on the medical uses of breath analyzers, and the development of advanced breath analyzers is among the key drivers driving the Asia Pacific market growth. Singapore government has approved a COVID-19 breath analyzer test that helps to know whether a person is infected with the coronavirus in under 60 seconds. Under clinical trials, it shows 90 percent accuracy. Researchers use several advanced techniques and machine learning algorithms to develop this device. Chinese researchers are more focused on developing a test that should take less time. These tests are primarily used in airports to reduce the spread of the virus. They found a new breath test that when the patient exhales into the bag for 30 seconds, then results are produced in 5 to 10 minutes. By considering all these factors market has profitable growth during the forecast period. Indian authorities have started conducting breath analyzer tests for all flight crew because of increasing COVID-19 cases. Every year in India, 2.5 lakh people die due to excess drinking of alcohol leads to causing liver cirrhosis and road accidents. This breath analyzer is used to test alcohol levels in the blood, and it is also used in India for criminal prosecution and insurance cases. During the pandemic's peak, the Delhi High Court passed an order for alcohol testing for aircraft workers. These beath analysis tests are done daily for all those working in the airports and planes in India, which boosts the market during the forecast period. Because of the large number of cars in India, China, and Japan, breath analyzers have a strong market position. In addition, law enforcement agencies in these nations have included standard rules for traffic and driving conditions in these areas due to stringent laws. As a result, growing alcohol consumption increased research on the medical uses of breath analyzers. The development of advanced breath analyzers is among the prominent drivers driving the Asia-Pacific market's growth.

Latin America is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. According to recent studies, Brazilian road accidents are the second-leading cause of death in the country. It is noted that most accidents are fatal accidents that may occur to increase the use of alcohol. The Government passed a regulation in 2008 to reduce these accidents, requiring anybody suspected of driving under the influence to submit to an alcohol breath test, clinical examination, or any other test confirming the driver's alcohol use status. After this law in Brazil, the minimum number of accidents has reduced. Brazil's Government is primarily focusing on developing breath analyzers to check alcohol usage by a rider on the spot. Researchers are more focused on developing advanced breath analyzers to reduce road accidents in Brazil.

The market in the Middle East & Africa is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 8.01% during the forecast period.


Some of the companies that play a dominating in the global breath analyzers market profiled in the report are Lion Laboratories Limited, Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Intoximeters, Inc., Andatech Private Limited, Lifeloc Technologies, BACtrack, Alere, Inc., Quest Products, Inc., and C4 Development Ltd.


  • In 2022, FoodMarble, well-known for manufacturing gastroenterology devices, launched a personal digestive breath tester named AIRE 2. This is helpful to people who are suffering from ongoing digestive issues. It is a pocket-size device at home used to measure and monitor digestion in real time to help better manage digestive health.
  • In 2021, the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation launched rapid COVID-19 breath tests for domestic air travel. This breath analyzer can electronically 'smell' the coronavirus and immediately detect infection. It is a faster, cheaper, non-invasive, and reliable way to detect COVID-19 infections. The device uses artificial intelligence to analyze a breath sample and identify whether COVID-19 infects a person.
  • In 2020, Lifeloc Technologies Inc. launched two handheld breath alcohol testers, such as LT7 and LX9. The testers approve these of USA DOT/ NHTSA. It helps in creating road safety among people.
  • In 2020, OLATHE launched OCIGO Europe, the first predictive alcohol e-breathalyzer with infrared technology in Europe. It provides the instant measurement of breath sample alcohol content. In addition, there is an app for OCIGO, which can advise the user after what period they can ride legally again.
  • In August 2019, Abbott collaborated with Intoximeters Inc. and entered into a strategic agreement for Intoximeters to market SoToxa and other products developed by the Intoximeters. This deal will help enact the law to reduce the rate of road accidents caused due to drunken driving.
  • In December 2019, Drager and Masimo signed an agreement to expand their strategic partnership to expand business opportunities and integrate technologies to assist clinicians regarding ventilation status, access to brain function, and oxygenation.


This research report on the global breath analyzers market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on product type, application, technology, end-user, and region.

By Product Type

  • Portable Devices
  • Non-Portable Devices

By Application

  • Drug Abuse Detection
  • Alcohol Detection
  • Medical Applications

By Technology

  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Semiconductor Oxide Sensor Technology
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Other Technologies

By End-user

  • Government and Private Offices
  • International and National Transport Systems
  • Diagnostic Centres
  • Rehabilitation Centres

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

What was the size of the breath analyzers market worldwide in 2023?

The global breath analyzers market size was valued at USD 1006 million in 2023.

Which segment by product had the leading share in the global breath analyzers market in 2023?

Based on the product type, the portable segment accounted for the major share in the breath analyzers market in 2023.

Which region is more promising for the breath analyzers across the world?

The North American region had the major share of the global breath analyzers market in 2023.

What are some of the noteworthy companies in the breath analyzers market?

Lion Laboratories Limited, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Intoximeters, Inc., Andatech Private Limited, Lifeloc Technologies, BACtrack, Alere, Inc., Quest Products, Inc., and C4 Development Ltd are a few of the noteworthy companies in the breath analyzers market.

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