The global breathanlyzers market is estimated to be valued at US$ 10.6 Billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 18.6% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
Analysts’ Views on Global Breathalyzers Market:
The market growth is attributed to the notable advancements in the devices and substantial funding by companies for the innovation and development of advanced breathalyzers. Notable government funding for the development and deployment of breath analyzers to proactively control alcohol and drug abuse is expected to drive demand. In addition to this, extensive adoption of breath analyzers by law enforcement authorities such as the police across countries worldwide is also likely to complement demand.
Figure 1. Global Breathalyzers Market Share (%), By Technology, 2023
Global Breathalyzers Market– Driver
High number of deaths due to drink and drive
High number of deaths due to drink and driving are expected to propel the growth of the global breathanlyzers market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2021, 37 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes that's one person every 39 minutes. In 2021, 13,384 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths. 14% increase from 2020.
R&D for use of breathalyzer devices for testing marijuana intake
R&D for the use of breathalyzer devices for testing marijuana intake is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the global breathalyzer devices market. For instance, in April 2020, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, reported the development of a mild electrochemical method for the oxidation of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol that is expected to aid in the development of an electrochemical-based marijuana breathalyzer.
Figure 2. Global Breathalyzers Market Share (%), By Region, 2023
Global Breathalyzers Market- Regional Analysis
Among regions, North America is estimated to hold a dominant position in the global Breathalyzers market over the forecast period. North America is estimated to hold 36.3% of the market share North America holds a significant market share in the Breathalyzers market worldwide, mainly due to the high consumption of alcoholic beverages, stringent laws for mandatory alcohol testing, and increased usage of Breathalyzers by law enforcement agencies for alcohol and drug abuse. For instance, in the U.S., as per the 2022 report from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 14 Billion adults ages 18 and older have alcohol use disorder (AUD), and 1 in 10 children live in a home with a parent who has a drinking problem. Thus, North America is also projected to spur the global Breathalyzers market growth over the forecast period.
Global Breathalyzers Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease spread to over 100 countries across the globe, and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency on January 30, 2020.
COVID-19 affected the economy in three main ways: by directly affecting the production and demand of drugs, by creating disruptions in distribution channels, and through its financial impact on firms and financial markets. Due to nationwide lockdowns, several countries such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt, and others are facing problems with the transportation of drugs from one place to another.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the global Breathalyzers market. The daily routine of the general public was impacted in several ways due to the pandemic, including a ban on travel, closure of bars and restaurants, and closure of other alcohol-selling places. This led to a short-term decline in alcohol consumption, which directly impacted the breathalyzer market. For instance, according to the Europe Economics Report published in April 2021, the overall sale of beer on-trade drastically reduced by 46% to 73 Billion hectoliters in 2020.
Breathalyzers Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2023:||US$ 10.6 Bn|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2023 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||18.6%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 35 Bn|
Cannabix Technologies Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGa, Intoximeters Inc., Lifeloc Technologies Inc., MPD Inc., Quest Products Inc., Advanced Safety Devices LLC, Aerocrine AB, Akers Biosciences Inc., Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Alcopro Inc., Guth Laboratories Inc., Meretek Diagnostics Group of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., PAS Systems International Alcohol Sensor Systems, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., TruTouch Technologies Inc., ENVITE- WISMER GmbH, AK GlobalTech Corporation, Intoximeter Inc., and BACtrack Inc.
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Global Breathalyzers Market Segmentation:
The global breathalyzers market report is segmented into By Technology, By Application, and By Region.
By Technology, the global Breathalyzers market is segmented into Fuel Cell, Semiconductor Sensor, and Infrared Absorption. Out of which, the Fuel Cell segment is expected to dominate the Breathalyzers market during the forecast period and this is due to the high number of deaths due to drink and driving.
By Application, the global Breathalyzers market is segmented into alcohol detection, tuberculosis detection, detection for h.pylori infection, drug testing, asthma detection, and others. Out of which, the alcohol detection segment is expected to dominate the global Breathalyzers market during the forecast period and this is due to the increasing accidents because of the alcohol consumption of the driver.
Among all the segmentations, the technology segment has the potential due to the increasing government initiatives to prevent accident cases this is expected to drive the growth of the segment over the forecast period. For instance, according to the Government of India in January 2020, Captain Onkar Kale and his team developed an Integrated Vehicle Safety System for Army trucks in which the vehicle won’t start if the driver has consumed alcohol or if the driver is not wearing a seat belt. The system has been developed to cut down accidents in the force.
Global Breathalyzers Market Cross Sectional Analysis:
Rising incidence of accidents in emerging economies is also expected to boost demand for Breathalyzers in the North America region. North America is expected to dominate the global Breathalyzers market over the forecast period, owing to factors such as the rising demand for the detection of alcohol and the rising occurrence of asthmatic diseases in the region. For instance, according to an article published by Healthline Media in July 2022, law enforcement often uses the breathalyzer test to determine whether someone has been drinking and driving. The results of Breathalyzers administered by police are used in court. It is a crime to drive with a BAC level of 0.08% or higher per federal standards. Additionally, under Canada's Criminal Code, drivers who refuse to provide a breath sample to a police officer when pulled over under suspicion of impaired driving can be charged with refusing a demand. Also, Mexico's Mobility and Road laws saw permanent Breathalyzers and mandatory driver exams. Thus, the usage of Breathalyzers by law enforcement agencies for alcohol and drug abuse is expected to drive the market.
Global Breathalyzers Market: Key Developments
In May 2020, Cannabix Technologies Inc., developer of marijuana breathalyzer devices for law enforcement and the workplace, report that the company has developed a new version of its THC Breath Analyzer (“THCBA”) and is preparing for additional testing with the device. The company engineers have updated several components in the THCBA and have changed the form factor for improved handling. Cannabix Technologies is at the forefront in research and development to create point-of-care breath testing technologies for the detection of â9-tetrahydrocannabinol the psychoactive component of marijuana that causes impairment.
In 2021, Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA makes breathing and protection equipment, gas detection and analysis systems, and noninvasive patient monitoring technologies in Germany, launched Dräger Alcotest 7000 for professional use which can perform a particularly large number of alcohol tests in a very short time, provide reliable results even in extreme temperatures, and also offers quick data transfer.
In October 2022, the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre, an international research & development organization, active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies, with headquarters in Belgium, developed a chip-based Breath Analyzer Test for COVID-19 infection in contrast to traditional saliva or mucous swab-based test.
In December 2021, SOTECH specializes in smart IoT, trackable out-of-home advertising, and data gathering to help clinics understand the volume, partnered with researchers at the University of Texas, and developed a sensor that could perform a rapid breath test for COVID-19 infection in just 30 seconds.
Global Breathalyzers Market: Key Trends
Increasing adoption of biodegradable straws in Breathalyzers
Increasing adoption of biodegradable straws in Breathalyzers. is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the global breathalyzer devices market. For instance, in March 2021, Alcolizer Technology is a drug and alcohol testing device and solutions provider in Australia, introduced biodegradable straws in breathalyzers replaced plastic straw mouthpieces with biodegradable straws for Alcolizer Wall Mounts and PLA straws (Poly Lactic Acid) for Alcolizer Wall Mounts. Fully biodegradable/compostable biopolymer (ie Vegetable Starch) and certified to the stringent requirements of international standards for compostable plastics
Global Breathalyzers Market: Restraint
Breathalyzers are prone to inaccurate analysis
Breathalyzers are prone to inaccurate analysis, which is expected to hinder the growth of the market. One of the potential issues related to the usage of breath testing devices is that these devices tend to detect other substances present in the breath that have a structure similar to ethyl alcohol. The devices tend to detect compounds that contain a methyl group structure, which often results in false positive results. For instance, in November 2020, according to the government of the U.S., the tests that determine drunk driving are often unreliable.
Key players are focusing on accurate analysis of the device.
Global Breathalyzers Market - Key Players
Major players operating in the global Breathalyzers market include Cannabix Technologies Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGa, Intoximeters Inc., Lifeloc Technologies Inc., MPD Inc., Quest Products Inc., Advanced Safety Devices LLC, Aerocrine AB, Akers Biosciences Inc., Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Alcopro Inc., Guth Laboratories Inc., Meretek Diagnostics Group of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., PAS Systems International Alcohol Sensor Systems, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., TruTouch Technologies Inc., ENVITE- WISMER GmbH, AK GlobalTech Corporation, Intoximeter Inc., and BACtrack Inc.
Definition: Breathalyzers are instruments used for testing blood alcohol levels through an individual’s breath. These devices find application in probation departments, police departments, remand homes, and the commercial sector. As the driver breathes out, the device continuously monitors the expired air using an infrared cell. The concentration of ethanol climbs as expiration continues, and when the level of ethanol stabilizes, the sample of breath is analyzed.
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