The global gas chromatography market size was valued at USD 2.5 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. Rising adoption of Gas Chromatography (GC) in various industries coupled with technological advancements in gas chromatography are expected to drive the market growth. Moreover, increasing government investments in chromatography technologies are expected to support the gas chromatography market growth during the forecast period.
Rising adoption of GC in various industries such as healthcare, oil & gas, food & beverage, agriculture, environmental agencies, forensic, academic institutes, research organizations, and clinical toxicology is anticipated to drive the demand for this industry over the forecast period. The combination of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is used for detection of drugs, fire investigation, identification of unknown samples, environmental analysis, and explosives investigation.
U.S. gas chromatography market, by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
Healthcare application includes pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries. Pharmaceutical applications comprise analytical research and development, quality assurance, quality control, production, bulk drugs, and formulations. In biotechnology companies, GC is used for detection of nucleic acids, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Moreover, technologically advanced products such as temperature-programmed chip-based GC, GCxGC, and new GC phase including nanoparticles, ionic liquids, and co-polymers are expected to propel the demand for chromatography procedures over the forecast period. Also, high-temperature silica capillaries are developed to yield optimal performance. Instruments such as GC-2010 Plus, Nexis GC-2030 and GC-2014 from Shimadzu Corporation is available with advanced flow technology that decreases analysis time and provides enhanced chromatographic performance.
The products analyzed in this study include accessories & consumables, instruments, and reagents. The accessories and consumables segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. This is attributed to repetitively increasing demand for GC accessories owing to their limited durability. The accessories & consumables segment is further categorized into column accessories, fittings & tubing, auto-sampler accessories, flow management & pressure regulator accessories, and other. The column accessories segment is expected to hold higher market share over the forecast period owing to increased use of chromatography columns during GC procedures such as in purification of proteins, biologic drug development for resin screening, sample preparation, desalting, anion and cation exchange, and polishing.
The instrument segment is categorized into systems, auto-samplers, fraction collectors, and detectors. The systems segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period owing to technological advancements in GC systems, resulting in increased capability to separate and analyze complex compounds.
The end-use segment is categorized into healthcare and other users. The other segment is expected to be the largest segment during the forecast period. This is attributed to rising demand and adoption of GC procedures in oil & gas, food & beverage, cosmetics, agriculture, and environmental agencies, academics, Contract Research Organization (CRO), Contract Manufacture Organization (CMO), and clinical, forensic & toxicology applications.
Global gas chromatography market, by region, 2016 (%)
North America held over 39.0% share of the gas chromatography market in 2016, owing to rising number of conferences and symposiums for chromatography technologies coupled with increasing venture capital funding in the U.S. Furthermore, growing pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries, technological advancements such as automation, miniaturization, and computerization of devices in the U.S. is anticipated to propel the market’s growth in this region.
Europe is also expected to hold substantial market share during the forecast period due to increasing government investments in the chromatography market coupled with increased spending on R&D. these factors are anticipated to support the growth of this vertical in Europe over the forecast period.
Several emerging Asian economies such as India, China, and Japan have promising economic & demographic landscape coupled with increasing scope for chromatography-based research and are expected to register comparatively higher CAGR over the forecast period.
Some of the major market players include GE Healthcare; Shimadzu Corporation; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; Agilent Technologies; W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.; Restek Corporation; PerkinElmer, Inc.; Danaher Corporation; and DANI Instruments S.p.A.
These players focus on growth strategies such as new product launches and merger & acquisition. For instance, in August 2016, Shimadzu Corporation introduced GCMS-TQ8050 Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer, that provides higher sensitivity and used for ultra-trace analysis used in analyzing impurities in pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting chemicals or persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment.
Base year for estimation
Actual estimates/Historical data
2014 - 2016
2017 - 2025
Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA
U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa
Revenue, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Segments Covered in the Report
This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis on the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the gas chromatography market on the basis of product, end-use, and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Accessories & Consumables
Columns and accessories
Fittings and tubing
Flow management and pressure regulator accessories
Flame Ionization Detectors (FID)
Thermal Conductivity Detectors (TCD)
Mass spectrometry detectors
Analytical gas chromatography reagents
Bioprocess gas chromatography reagents
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
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