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Alcohol Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2017 -- The global market for alcohol testing has expanded at a healthy clip and going forward is predicted to hold onto the momentum. This is because, alcohol testers that are used to find out if someone is under the effect of alcohol by scrutinizing samples of urine, hair, saliva, blood, breath, or sweat, will see widespread use on account of growing alcohol consumption worldwide.

The different types of tests deployed to find out the presence of alcohol, include blood drug test, hair drug test, sweat drug screening, urine drug test, saliva drug screening, and breathe alcohol test.

The various equipment used for alcohol testing are infrared (IR) -based equipment, oral fluid testing devices, semi-conductor equipment, urine testing devices, fuel cell-based equipment, chromatography instruments, immunoassay analyzers, and hair-testing devices. On account of the stringent rules against drunken driving, oral fluid testing devices that can be deployed for alcohol testing at road terminals, are seeing swift uptake.

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At present, the global market for alcohol testing is dominated by a handful of companies. Depending upon end users, the market is segmented into private sectors, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and federal departments. A report by Transparency Market Research provides essential information on the market, assesses its size, and future prospects.

Global Alcohol Testing Market: Drivers and Restraints

While the main growth driver in the alcohol testing market is the massive increase in alcohol consumption worldwide, there are other factors too fuelling an uptick in demand. One of them is the burgeoning elderly population in whom an alcohol testing device can help detect the overdose of prescription drugs. Further, stringent government rules to thwart drunken driving that results in road accidents is another stimulant to the market.

Constant product enhancement leveraging new age sophisticated technologies has led to more effective, lightweight, and inexpensive devices hitting the market. This has spelt good news for the global alcohol testing market as well. Besides focus on product innovation by savvy players, another noticeable trend in the market is the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions.

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Social apprehension associated with testing for alcohol, on the contrary, is crimping the growth in the market. At present, oral fluid testing devices, which are portable and can be used to test alcohol in every nook and cranny to arrest the problem of drunken driving, are witnessing maximum demand in the global alcohol testing market. Going forward, however, high precision IR-based testing equipment are predicted to grow at a swifter pace along with fuel cell-based equipment.

Global Alcohol Testing Market: Geographical Segmentation

Based on geography, the global market for alcohol testing can be divided into Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. North America, among them, is a market leader due to the host of strict rules and regulations associated with alcohol intake which has led to a massive demand for alcohol testers.

North America is trailed by Europe in terms of market share. Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa, on account of a rising young population and fast-expanding economies of India and China, are predicted to spell opportunities in the years ahead as well.