Gas Chromatography (GC) Market is expected to reach US$ 3.54 billion by 2031

PRESS RELEASE BY The Insight Partners 15 May 2024

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Rising Adoption of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Technique Fuels Gas Chromatography (GC) Market Growth During 2021–2031

According to our latest market study on "Gas Chromatography (GC) Market Size and Forecast (2021-2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis – by Sample Introduction Technique, Injection Type, Detector Type, and End User," the market was valued at US$ 2.15 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach US$ 3.54 billion by 2031; it is estimated to record a CAGR of 6.4% from 2023 to 2031. The report includes growth prospects in light of current gas chromatography (GC) market trends and factors driving the market growth.

Combining the separation capabilities of gas chromatography with the detection and identification capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS) makes GC-MS a highly versatile and powerful analytical tool. The adoption of GC-MS in industries such as pharmaceuticals, environmental testing, and food safety is fueling the growth of the gas chromatography (GC) market. This technology enables precise identification and quantification of complex mixtures, including trace-level compounds, impurities, and contaminants. The sensitivity of the GC-MS technique allows it to detect tiny amounts of substances from analytes, which is crucial for ensuring product quality and safety, and regulatory compliance. In June 2022, Agilent Technologies introduced a range of advanced liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and GC-MS quadrupole mass spectrometers that incorporate enhanced instrument intelligence and diagnostics. These cutting-edge instruments are designed with optimum system uptime, enabling the proactive scheduling of routine maintenance and minimizing effects on laboratory productivity. By reducing the need for manual management of an instrument, operators can dedicate more time and attention to their analytical work. Such innovations in GC-MS further add to their popularity among different end-user industries, thereby driving the gas chromatography (GC) market growth.

Gas Chromatography (GC) Market Analysis – by Geography, 2023

Gas Chromatography (GC) Market Analysis – by Geography, 2023

Gas Chromatography (GC) Market Size - Growth, Share by 2031

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Gas Chromatography (GC) Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Sample Introduction Technique (Liquid Injection, Static Headspace, Dynamic Headspace, Thermal Desorption, Pyrolysis, and Others), Injection Type (Split Injection, Splitless Injection, and Others), Detector Type (Flame Ionization Detector, Thermal Conductivity Detector, Electron Capture Detector, Thermionic Specific Detector, Flame Photometric Detector, Photo Ionization Detector, Mass Spectrometers, and Others), and End User (Oil & Gas, Chemical and  Energy, Consumer Products, Pharmaceutical, and Others), and Geography

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The geographic scope of the gas chromatography (GC) market report encompasses North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America. North America held the largest gas chromatography (GC) market share in 2022, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The region is a pioneer in the adoption of advanced technology for the analysis of a wide variety of samples across various industries. Gas chromatography has widely found applications in the oil & gas industry. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the total crude oil production in North America was 46,233,753 Terajoules (TJ) in 2021, registering an increase of 66% from 2000. Therefore, growth of the oil & gas industry fosters the gas chromatography (GC) market in North America.

The construction of new power plants is rising in North America. For instance, Mexico is planning to build gas-fired power plants to increase the natural gas supply. For instance, in November 2022, US-based New Fortress Energy announced signing a deal with the Mexican government to develop the Lakach offshore gas field (an LNG project) in Mexico, which is scheduled for completion in 2024. Gas chromatography (GC) plays a crucial role in optimizing plant performance and determining the calorific value of the LNG for quick, accurate, and reliable fiscal energy calculations. Hence, the rising number of power plants fuels the demand for gas chromatography instruments. To cater to this demand for gas chromatography, market players in North America are launching various solutions. In April 2021, Agilent Technologies Inc. launched the Agilent 8697 Headspace Sampler, the first sampler of this type for gas chromatography with integrated communications abilities. It marked the expansion of intelligence capability that was first launched with Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC System in 2016 and later with Agilent 8890 and 8860 GC Systems in 2019.

The Biden Administration has set goals to electrify all new light vehicles by 2027 and make all federal vehicle acquisitions electric by 2035. Many researchers in the electric vehicle business are focused on extending the life cycle and safety of Li-ion batteries used in these vehicles. This leads to the adoption of analytical techniques such as gas chromatography to evaluate battery electrolyte degradation mechanisms. Thus, government initiatives to boost the electric vehicle market create a lucrative opportunity for the North America gas chromatography (GC) market.

According to the Gas Chromatography (GC) Market forecast, the US is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023–2031 in North America. Gas chromatography is an analytical technique that is widely used across various industries, including the petroleum industry, for separating and analyzing compounds. As of January 1, 2023, the US had 129 operable petroleum refineries. These refineries continuously work to meet the global demand for petroleum products. As crude oil samples contain hundreds of unique components, there is a demand for analytical techniques to analyze upstream, midstream, and downstream samples. This generates the requirement for gas chromatography systems and consumables. In March 2022, Thermo Fisher Scientific launched a range of new gas chromatography (GC) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instruments with innovative hardware and software updates to meet the needs of analytical testing laboratories.   

Agilent Technologies; Shimadzu Corporation; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; PerkinElmer, Inc.; Restek Corporation; VUV Analytics, Inc.; Wasson ECE; YOUNGIN Chromass; Da Vinci Laboratory Solutions B.V.; Separation Systems, Inc.; Merck KGaA; and MilliporeSigma are among the key players profiled in the gas chromatography (GC) market report. Several other major players were also studied and analyzed in the report to get a holistic view of the market and its ecosystem. The market analysis provides detailed market insights, which help the key players strategize their growth.

Germany held the largest Europe gas chromatography (GC) market share in 2023. According to the International Trade Administration information, in August 2022, the country had plans to shift from coal, oil, and nuclear sources of energy generation to nuclear-free renewable sources and to bolster the share of renewables-based power generation by 60% by 2050. Such efforts result in the construction of new renewable plants. In addition, Germany is investing in increasing the power generation from existing renewable and nonrenewable sources to meet the electricity demand. According to German Economy Minister Robert Habeck, the country plans to use tenders to build new gas power plants of approximately 25 GW capacity by 2030 to ensure uninterrupted power supply if renewable sources become scarce in the coming years. Thus, the demand for gas chromatography systems and consumables, along with trained workforces, would increase with the rise in efforts for the construction and expansion of power plants for chemical analyses to ensure efficient and safe operation.

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