The global urinary catheters market size reached USD 2.5 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The market is growing due to the increasing elderly population, which increases urinary incontinence, retention, and other bladder disorders worldwide. Catheters are extensively used during emergency healthcare services to treat accident and trauma cases. They are required for severe accident patients as they cannot move and require medical assistance to carry their daily activities. Also, the treatment of road accidents and burn cases in emergency departments or ICUs requires catheters to avoid leakage and help the patients in urine discharge. The increasing adoption of self-catheterization is boosting the demand for intermittent catheters. Moreover, due to increasing awareness of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), most men and women prefer advanced catheters that are likely to boost the market in upcoming years.
- The intermittent urinary catheters market size is expected to reach over USD 2.2 billion by 2025 on account of the increase in self-catheterization.
- The urinary incontinence segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of over 6% during 2019–2025. The growth is due to the rise in the geriatric population and the rising prevalence of diabetics.
- The male catheters segment is likely to reach USD 1.8 billion by 2025. The growth can be attributed to the prevalence of urinary incontinence, BPH, and other urine-related infection disorders among men.
- North America is growing significantly due to the growing preference for advanced products and the demand to avoid infections.
- The APAC market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2019-2025 because of the increased incidence of urinary incontinence in China, Japan, India, Australia, and South Korea.
GLOBAL URINARY CATHETERS MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT
The intermittent catheter segment accounted for more than 62% of the global urinary catheter market share. Intermittent catheters are witnessing increasing popularity as they are less prone to acquire CAUTI, hence expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. These devices offer ease of handling and are low cost than other products. North America dominated the segment due to significant investment in R&D and advanced product launches and development. The Asia Pacific region is projected to be the most attractive market during the forecast period due to the rise in healthcare expenditures and the rapid prevalence of urological diseases. The acceptance of Indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) is growing in home-care settings due to the growing admissions of the elderly. These devices are finding applications in high acuity patient units, with critical care and intensive care units. The growing number of hospital admissions and increasing surgeries are among the major factors driving the growth of the urinary catheters market during the forecast period.
INSIGHTS BY GENDER
The male segment is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of over 5%. This growth can be attributed to the increasing prevalence of urinary disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia in the male patient population. The female elderly patient population with severe conditions due to menopause and other hormonal changes results in losing pelvic muscles, thereby causing urine leakage. To avoid this, there is an increasing demand for urinary catheters among female patients. The advent of external catheters is expected to boost the market demand in upcoming years.
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
In 2019, the urinary incontinence segment accounted for 45% of the market share, dominating the market. The incidence of kidney stones is globally increasing, with an estimated prevalence ranging up to 15%. During a lifetime, approximately 7% of women and 13% of men are likely to develop kidney stones, which usually leads to the urinary tract's blockade, thereby boosting the application of catheters.
The increase in the number of spinal surgeries is a major factor driving the global urinary catheters market. Also, immediately after heart or brain surgeries, or any organ transplant, patients cannot move from their places and perform their daily tasks. Hence, these patients require catheters during the hospital stay for a short time, while some might need it for a more extended period.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Hospitals are the major revenue contributors to the global urinary catheters market share. The increasing patient population prefers hospitals for the primary treatment of urinary inconsistence. Also, patients suffering from BPH are unaware of urethra conditions, hence due to the LUTS symptoms, they tend to rush to hospitals.
Long-term care facilities are the second-fastest-growing segment. Urinary catheters have high demand in these centers due to the increasing elderly population admission as they are unable to perform their daily activities and require continuous medical assistance. Home healthcare settings are experiencing growth due to the rising elderly population, and this group is opting for home healthcare settings. This has led to an increase in the number of home healthcare setting. Therefore, the increasing preference of home healthcare settings by the elderly population and patients with severe injuries increases the demand.
INSIGHTS BY COATING
The coated segment accounted for a share of 68% in 2019. The growth can be attributed to the increasing preference for coated catheters as they provide lubrication and reduce pain. These devices are safe from infections, thereby increasing the adoption. The introduction of hydrogels is gaining traction in the market.
Uncoated catheters are traditional and widely used ones. These devices are applied with a lubricating jelly or an anesthetic gel right before insertion. They have higher chances of infection and tissue damage risk, which reduces their usage. Moreover, in a few low and middle-income countries, there is an increase in uncoated usage due to the absence of coated products and the lack of awareness in the patient population.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
North America occupied most of the global urinary catheters market share in 2019, and the region is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period, without significant fluctuations. It is witnessing significant new product approvals from key market players. Vendors offer advanced medical devices that are safe, durable, and have a low propensity for CAUTI, thereby boosting the urinary catheters market growth.
Europe is the second leading region in the global market. UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain are the leading countries contributing to the market's growth. In 2019, the APAC market accounted for 15%, shares. Japan is among the largest revenue generators in APAC. Medial technologies, innovations, and the growing older population are the significant growth drivers in the market.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global urinary catheters market share is characterized by global, regional, and local vendors, offering a wide range of products in the competitive landscape. Large corporations dominate the market. However, regional and local vendors pose intense competition to key vendors as they are offering products at competitive prices. Coloplast, B. Braun Melsungen AG, BD, Cardinal Health, Hollister Incorporated, and Teleflex Incorporated are identified as the market's key players. These companies have a wide geographical reach, a diversified product portfolio, and a strong focus on innovation and research activities.
The global urinary catheters market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Urinary Catheter Market by Product Type
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Home Healthcare Settings
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Blockage
- Spinal Cord Injury
- North America
- South Korea
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Latin America