US Demand for Analytical Instruments to Reach $50.2 Billion in 2021


Cleveland, OH, December 8, 2017 — US analytical instrument demand is forecast to total $50.2 billion in 2021, according to Analytical Instruments: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Increased research and development (R&D) funding will drive gains over the forecast period.

Demand for laboratory instruments is projected to grow the fastest of any discrete segment and remain the largest through 2021. Gains will be driven by increasing R&D funding, particularly for the purpose of developing new pharmaceuticals as older patents expire. Shipments of analytical instruments from facilities in the US are also projected to grow through 2021, driven by rising domestic investment and R&D expenditures in developing countries.

These and other key insights are featured in Analytical Instruments: United States. This report forecasts US analytical instrument demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturer level to 2021. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of:

  • laboratory instruments
  • process control instruments
  • electrical measuring equipment
  • other instruments such as those for materials testing, meteorological observation, and surveying.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016.

More information about the report is available at