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Gas Sensor Market Research Report Information By Technology (Electrochemical, Photoionization Detectors, Solid State/Metal Oxide Semiconductor, Catalytic, Infrared, Laser), By Gas Type (Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Nitrogen Oxide, Hydrogen, Others), By Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Industrial Safety, Oil & Gas, Consumer Electronics & Others) And Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & Rest Of The World)– Industry Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/4013-CR | 142 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| October 2020

Global Gas Sensor Market Overview:

Gas Sensor Market Size was valued at USD 1.34 Billion in 2021. The Gas Sensor industry is projected to grow from USD 1.51 Billion in 2022 to USD 2.76 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.14% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). It is a device that detects the presence or concentration of gases. By the concentration of gases in the background, the Gas Sensor Market displays a change in resistance of the material used in the sensor, which is used to measure the output voltage. The gas concentration is detected Based on this change in voltage value, the type. It can determine volatile compounds like air quality and gases. The sensors can also detect and measure the concentration of gas and can change the attention of an analyte gas into an electronic or electrical signal. These are used in various industries ranging from medicine, defense & military, energy, aerospace, etc. Monitoring air pollution, chemical processes, and exhaust from combustion engines are the various applications for gas sensor installation. The enhancement in the use of gas sensors in the defense & military industry and the emerging demand for gas sensors in consumer electronics and the favorable government regulations regarding the use of gas sensors are the primary drivers of the market. They will push the market forward in the forecast period. The optical gas sensor market forecast is showcasing substantial growth.

Gas Sensor Market Overview 

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Gas Sensor Market Trends

  • Emergence for gas sensors in an HVAC system

By eliminating contaminants from the surroundings through adequate ventilation and pressurization, HVAC systems provide clean, fresh indoor air. These systems are being used in refineries, the oil and gas sector, and other industries. These industries use methods that move poisonous or flammable materials. Gas sensors are therefore increasingly being employed in HVAC systems in all major sectors that include the presence of flammable gases and poisonous components to detect and evaluate the number of dangerous compounds present in the environment.

Gas Sensor Market Segment Insights:

Gas Sensor Technology Insights

The market segmentation, based on Technology, includes Electrochemical, Photoionization Detectors, Solid State/Metal Oxide semiconductors, Catalytic, Infrared, and Laser. The Electrochemical segment holds the majority share in 2021 of the market. The demand for electrochemical sensors is rising as these sensors consume lesser power, have intrinsically safer operations, and offer better specificity to the target gas. Electrochemical technology can detect toxic gas concentration with the oxidation of target gas in the electrode and provides efficient measurement of the resultant current.

October 2022: Optimal Industrial Automation Limited launched new technology iPass™ for MDI, Aerosol Micro Leak Detection System to help pharmaceutical manufacturers ramp up the production and delivery of pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs). A fully automated machine, iPass™ addresses the shortcomings of the MDI Aerosol Micro Leak Detection System, allowing manufacturers to reliably identify & reject individual faulty canisters in a continuous process.

Gas Sensor Gas Type Insights

Based on Gas Type, the market segmentation includes Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Nitrogen Oxide, Methane, Hydrogen, and Others. The Carbon Monoxide segment is accounted for the largest share of the market.

October 2022: Showcity (the UK), a leading provider of life-saving monitoring instrumentation, introduced a connected single gas detector – G6. Gas sensor options for G6 include hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen, and sulfur dioxide. The new gas detector is a wearable device developed by Blackline Safety (Canada), the latest addition to its connected technology range. With real-time data, extended life span, and cost-effective ownership options, G6 single gas detection is now available to order across the UK and Ireland.

Gas Sensor Application Insights

Based on Application, the market segmentation includes Water & Wastewater Treatment, Medical, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Industrial Safety, Oil & Gas, Consumer Electronics, Environmental Monitoring, and Others. The Oil & Gas segment is accounted for the largest share of the market.

October 2022: Panametrics, a leading provider of flow meters and moisture, oxygen, and hydrogen measurement systems, launched a new groundbreaking moisture measurement technology - HygroPro. It is an intrinsically safe, compact, loop-powered display transmitter designed to meet the demands of rugged industrial and oil & gas applications.

Figure 1: Gas Sensor Market, by Technology, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)

Gas Sensor Market, by Technology, 2021 & 2030

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Gas Sensor Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific led the market and generated more than 32.0% of worldwide revenue. The need for gas sensors for air quality monitoring is rising as people in the Asia Pacific region, including China and India, become more conscious of how air pollutants affect human health. The region's ongoing urbanization is another factor driving up demand for gas sensors. Additionally, governments in the Asia Pacific region are making major investments in smart city initiatives, which are providing a large market opportunity for smart sensor devices. Such elements are positive for the expansion of the local market.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Gas Sensor Market SHARE BY REGION 2021 (%)

Gas Sensor Market SHARE BY REGION 2021

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe is anticipated to have consistent growth. The strict regulations governing gas emissions and the ensuing requirement for emissions monitoring are anticipated to fuel the expansion of the regional market. All automakers in Europe must provide gas sensor technology as part of their offerings due to safety regulations. Gas sensors are projected to become more widespread in the car industry over the next several years as regulations to reduce pollution levels become stricter.

Gas Sensor Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth. With significant market development such as new product releases, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Gas Sensor industry must offer affordable products.

Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Gas Sensor industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major market players, including Amphenol Corporation, Bosch Sensortec GMBH, AMS, AlphaSense, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.

Amphenol is a firm that develops and produces high-speed cables, antenna systems, interconnect devices, connectors, and sensors. Sensors, value-added cable assemblies such as cable assemblies and harnesses, cable management products, and backplane interconnect systems; connector and connector system solutions such as fiber optic interconnect, harsh environment interconnects, high-speed interconnect, power interconnect, power distribution and busbars, and radio frequency (RF) interconnect products; coaxial cable, power cable, and specialty cable. The company sells hinges, molded components, flexible and stiff printed circuit boards, combiners, and splitters. Amphenol provides products and services to the mobile networks, communications, industrial, automotive, aerospace, and military sectors.

Bosch Sensortec GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH that specializes in consumer electronics applications. It provides a portfolio of sensors and solutions based on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for use in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and other IoT goods (Internet of Things). It has a built-in environmental sensor designed primarily for mobile apps and wearables that detects VOC emissions, pressure, humidity, and temperature. It is an 8-pin metal-lid 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.95 mm3 LGA box with a metal top.

Key Companies in the Gas Sensor market include

  • City Technology Ltd

  • Dynament

  • AlphaSense

  • Amphenol Corporation

  • Bosch Sensortec GMBH

  • AMS

  • SenseAir


  • Industrial Scientific

  • Sensirion

Gas Sensor Industry Development

June 2022: Industrial Scientific announced that the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor now supports hydrogen chloride (HCl), chlorine dioxide (ClO2), and infrared (IR) sensors within the removable SafeCore module. With these new sensor offerings, the Radius BZ1 can now be used more extensively to detect hazardous gases in the fence line, perimeter monitoring, hot work, and other area monitoring applications.

December 2021: AMETEK, Inc announced the acquisition of Alphasense, a leading provider of gas and particulate sensors for use in environmental, health and safety, and air quality applications.

Gas Sensor Market Segmentation

Gas Sensor Technology Outlook

  • Electrochemical

  • Photoionization Detectors

  • Solid State/Metal Oxide Semiconductor

  • Catalytic

  • Infrared

  • Laser

Gas Sensor Gas Type Outlook

  • Oxygen

  • Carbon Monoxide

  • Carbon Dioxide

  • Hydrogen Sulfide

  • Nitrogen Oxide

  • Methane

  • Hydrogen

  • Others

Gas Sensor Application Outlook

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment

  • Medical

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Automotive & Transportation

  • Industrial Safety

  • Oil & Gas

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Environmental Monitoring

  • Others

Gas Sensor Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 1.34 Billion
Market Size 2022 USD 1.51 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 2.76 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.14% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Market Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Technology, Gas Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled City Technology Ltd, Dynament, AlphaSense, Amphenol Corporation, Bosch Sensortec GMBH, AMS, SenseAir, NEW COSMOS ELECTRIC CO. LTD, Industrial Scientific, Sensirion
Key Market Opportunities The applications in industrial hygiene
Key Market Dynamics Growing demand for gas sensors in smart cities Increasing adoption of HVAC systems

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Gas Sensor Market size was valued at USD 1.34 Billion in 2021.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.14% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the Gas Sensor Market.

The key players in the market are City Technology Ltd, Dynament, AlphaSense, Amphenol Corporation, Bosch Sensortec GMBH, AMS, SenseAir, NEW COSMOS ELECTRIC CO. LTD, Industrial Scientific, and Sensirion.

The Electrochemical category dominated the market in 2021.

Oil & Gas had the largest share in the global market for Gas sensors.

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