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Environmental Sensor Market - By Sensor Type (Temperature Sensors, Humidity Sensors, Pressure Sensors, Air Quality Sensors, Gas Sensors), By Product Type (Fixed, Portable), End-use Industry & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7100
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Environmental Sensor Market Size

Environmental Sensor Market was valued at over USD 1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 5% between 2023 and 2032. IoT enables the seamless integration of sensors into environmental monitoring networks, offering real-time data collection and analysis. Cloud-based services provide a scalable & cost-effective platform for storing and processing the vast amount of data generated by these sensors. This synergy empowers businesses, governments, and research institutions to monitor and respond to environmental changes proactively, from air quality to climate shifts. The ability to make data-driven decisions and address pressing environmental challenges fuels the expansion of the environmental sensor industry.

Environmental Sensor Market

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For instance, in April 2021, Siemens launched Sitrans SCM IQ, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) solution for smart condition monitoring. The anomaly detection feature of the system is based on Machine Learning (ML). It enables the detection and prevention of potential incidents at an early stage, thereby reducing maintenance costs and downtimes, and increasing plant performance by up to 10%.

Environmental sensors are devices designed to measure and monitor various environmental parameters. They collect data on factors such as temperature, humidity, air quality, pollution levels, and light. These sensors assess environmental conditions, enabling data-driven decisions for purposes ranging from climate monitoring and conservation to industrial safety and urban planning.

Cyberattacks on environmental sensors are major concerns due to their vulnerability to a variety of threats. Attackers may target these sensors, which are frequently connected to the internet for data transfer, jeopardizing data accuracy or manipulating readings. Inaccurate environmental assessments will raise concerns in crucial fields such as pollution monitoring, climate research, and disaster forecasting. Furthermore, breaches can provide unwanted access to networks, potentially leading to data theft and system outages. In an increasingly linked world, robust cybersecurity measures are critical to ensuring the integrity and dependability of data collected by environmental sensors.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had mixed impacts on the environmental sensor market. While it initially interrupted supply chains and the industry, it also highlighted the significance of environmental monitoring. The demand for sensors that monitor pollutants and pathogens increased due to heightened awareness of air quality and disease transmission. Economic uncertainties and lower budgets in some industries, such as building and industrial applications, temporarily halted investments in environmental sensor technologies. Long-term prospects are promising as the pandemic highlighted the importance of accurate environmental data in public health & safety, sustainable urban planning, and climate change mitigation.

Environmental Sensor Market Trends

The Internet of Things (IoT) plays a crucial role in the environmental sensor industry. Sensors are increasingly connected to IoT platforms for real-time data collection and remote monitoring, allowing for more responsive environmental management. With a growing global focus on air quality and its impact on public health, environmental sensors designed for air quality monitoring have gained traction. These sensors measure various air pollutants, including Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and gases such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The data collected helps governments, organizations, and individuals make informed decisions about outdoor and indoor environments. Emerging trends include the integration of air quality sensors into smart cities and wearable devices for personal health monitoring.

Water quality sensors are essential for assessing the safety and cleanliness of water sources. They measure parameters such as pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and the presence of contaminants including heavy metals and microorganisms. The deployment of water quality sensors for real-time monitoring in industries, such as water treatment, agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental conservation, is a growing trend. These sensors help ensure safe drinking water, maintain ecological balance in aquatic ecosystems, and support sustainable water resource management.

Environmental Sensor Market Analysis

Environmental Sensor Market Size, By Sensor Type, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on the sensor type, the market is segmented into temperature sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, air quality sensors, gas sensors, and others. The temperature sensors segment dominated the market in 2022 with a share of over 30%.

  • Temperature sensors optimize energy consumption, both in industrial and residential settings, reducing carbon footprints and lowering operating costs. With the growing concerns around climate change, there is a heightened need for monitoring temperature fluctuations to assess the impacts on ecosystems, weather patterns, and global warming trends.
  • Temperature sensors are used to monitor heat-related health risks, which are becoming more prevalent due to climate change, and to control disease vectors influenced by temperature variations.
 Environmental Sensor Market Share, By Product Type, 2022

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Based on the product type, the market is divided into fixed and portable. The portable segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 9.5% through 2032.


  • Portable environmental sensors are gaining popularity owing to their versatility and convenience. They provide on-the-go monitoring capabilities, enabling users to assess air quality, pollution, or other environmental parameters in various locations.
  • Their mobility and ease of use make them valuable for personal health monitoring, research, and regulatory compliance. The rising awareness of environmental issues, combined with technological advancements that enhance the accuracy and affordability of portable sensors, is boosting their growth in the environmental sensor industry.


US Environmental Sensor Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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North America dominated the global environmental sensor market with a share of over 30% in 2022. There is a greater emphasis on environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation, which has raised the demand for monitoring and data collection. Legal requirements for environmental compliance have prompted the use of sensor technology to ensure environmental compliance. The North American region faces a variety of environmental difficulties including worries about air & water pollution, necessitating accurate and thorough environmental monitoring. These elements contribute to the regional market growth.


Environmental Sensor Market Share

Players operating in the market focus on implementing different growth strategies to strengthen their offerings and expand their market reach. These strategies involve new product development & launches, partnerships & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and customer retention. These players also heavily invest in research & development to introduce innovative and technologically advanced solutions in the environmental sensor industry. Some major players operating in the environmental sensor industry are mentioned below:

  • Ams AG
  • Bosch Sensortec
  • Honeywell
  • Sensirion
  • Siemens
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments

Environmental Sensor Industry News

  • In September 2022, Sensirion launched STS4xA, a highly reliable digital temperature sensor series specifically designed for automotive applications. The STS4xA series currently consists of two versions: STS41A-AD1B and STS41A-AW1B, with the latter offering optional wettable flank packaging to support Automated Optical Inspection (AOI).
  • In February 2021, Bosch Sensortec launched BMP384, a robust barometric pressure sensor that delivers accuracy in a compact package. The sensor enables wearables to detect changes in the user’s heart rate; for example, when walking up or down stairs, to calculate the number of calories that the user is burning.

The environmental sensor market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Sensor Type

  • Temperature sensors
  • Humidity sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Air quality sensors
  • Gas sensors
  • Others

Market, By Product Type

  • Fixed
  • Portable

Market, By End-use Industry

  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Commercial spaces
  • Residential
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore
    • Rest of Asia Pacifi 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar , de

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for environmental sensor was worth more than USD 1 billion in revenue in 2022 and is set to expand at over 5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to increasing adoption by businesses, governments, and research institutions to monitor and respond to environmental changes proactively.
Portable environmental sensor market is poised to witness over 9.5% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to their versatility and convenience in providing on-the-go monitoring capabilities
North America held more than 30% revenue share of the environmental sensor industry in 2022 and is set to expand at notable CAGR through 2032 attributed to the increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.
Some of the leading environmental sensor companies are ams AG, Bosch Sensortec, Honeywell, Sensirion, Siemens, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

Environmental Sensor Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 532
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 220
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