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Basin, Bowl, And Cup Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Basin, Bowl, Cup), By Material Type (Stainless Steel, Plastic), By End User, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-684-2
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global basin, bowl, and cup market size was valued at USD 179.9 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9% from 2021 to 2028. A surge in the number of surgical procedures and the increasing elderly population are driving the market. One of the key factors influencing the growth of the market is the growing requirement to deliver improved patient care systems in a sterile environment across various healthcare facilities. Healthcare workers and surgeons are increasingly requesting operating rooms with technologically advanced products like advanced emesis basins, which are used in medical and surgical wards to collect soiled dressings and other medical waste. Furthermore, such products perform a variety of functions, including collecting tissue, fluids, and foreign objects removed from a patient's body and collecting rinse water used during dental hygiene operations. Thus, this, in turn, is likely to have a significant influence on the global market.

U.S. basin, bowl, and cup market size, by product type, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

As the prevalence of pathological and physiological problems has increased, so has the number of surgical procedures. Furthermore, minimally invasive procedures are gaining favor among patients due to their numerous benefits, which include reduced trauma, lower costs, and shorter hospital stays. All of these issues heighten the need for medical facilities to be upgraded with more modern and efficient equipment, which is eventually expected to contribute to the global expansion of the market.

A significant increase in the availability and accessibility of healthcare facilities, particularly in emerging economies, and government initiatives to increase the number of hospitals and improve medical tourism are expected to have a significant impact on the market growth.

Apart from that, manufacturers are focusing on creative product introductions in order to expand the penetration and acquire a competitive advantage. Partnerships and collaborations are also employed by producers in the basin, bowl, and cup business to enhance their reach and consumer base. For instance, in October 2020, through a U.S. subsidiary, STERIS plc has reached a formal contract to purchase Key Surgical, a portfolio firm of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC, for USD 850 million. STERIS enhanced, complemented, and expanded its product portfolio and reach around the world with this acquisition, which is likely to boost the product demand in the near future.

The future availability of raw resources may limit the expansion of the market. In addition, rising raw material prices may lead to price inflation, which may hinder market expansion. Incorrect disposal, on the other hand, might result in waste, which can have a detrimental impact on the market.

According to the WHO, in May 2020, there have been more than 42,48,389 COVID-19 reported cases and 2,94,046 deaths globally. The emergence of the outbreak of Covid-19 has shown a positive and negative impact on the pharmaceutical, medical device, and life science industries. The market for basin, bowl, and cup remained unaffected due to COVID-19. The pharmaceutical industry is the major application for disposable medicine cups, which increased during the COVID pandemic, which, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for basins, bowls, and cups.

To avoid infection and contamination, the pandemic spawned a slew of pharmaceutical and medical device products, the majority of which were disposable. Because the virus is propagated by human touch, disposable products were recommended to prevent the infection from spreading. To consume the medication dose, medicine cups were required. Additionally, the fact that these cups allow for precise doses contributed to the benefits for end users. During the COVID pandemic, demand for basins, bowls, and cups increased significantly.

Rising medical facility investments and an aging population are predicted to drive the demand for basins, bowls, and cups. Furthermore, as the elderly population grows, so does the number of health difficulties and diseases. Over the projected period, this trend is expected to fuel the growth of the global market. The domestic population is expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, according to census data, those over the age of 65 are the fastest increasing demographic in the region, growing by more than 50% between 2010 and 2020.

Furthermore, the development of innovative technical solutions will assist the market growth. The global market is extremely fragmented and competitive due to the presence of both domestic and international companies. To stay afloat in the industry, players are focusing on cost-cutting.

In addition, basins, bowls, and cups are commonly used in healthcare institutions, laboratories, and other end-user applications for medicine consumption and sample collection. As a result, demand for basins, bowls, and cups is likely to rise.

Product Type Insights

Cups accounted for the largest revenue share of over 45.0% in 2020. Plastic, stainless steel, and other materials, such as paper cups, are used to hold liquid or solid medicines for consumption. Medicine cups of all types have the advantage of allowing you to consume a defined dosage of medicine, reducing the risk of overdosing. The cups are simple to use and reduce the danger of contamination because they may be discarded after use or reused after a thorough sterilizing process. Because of the benefits offered by medicine cups, the cup segment is expected to see an increase in sales due to high demand from end users.

Furthermore, the segment's rapid expansion can be attributed to the growing requirement for convenience when taking medications, which contributes to the market growth for cups. The need for cups is also fueled by the rising demand for over-the-counter medications such as cough syrups and other similar products. As a result of the different benefits offered to end users, the demand for cups is expected to rise. Sales of medicine cups, on the other hand, are predicted to increase significantly in the coming years due to their cost-effectiveness and convenience in calculating medicine doses.

Over the predicted period, the basin is expected to expand at a significant rate. This is due to technical advancements and increased demand for emesis basins in healthcare facilities like hospitals and clinics, long-term care facilities, and other facilities. According to the Kenya Bureau of Standards, more than 100 million pulp kidney dishes are used in hospital or family care each year, as of July 2020.

Furthermore, in medical settings, these basins improve hygiene and efficiency. They can be used for a variety of things, from collecting tissue or objects taken from the body during surgeries to functioning as a handy emergency pan at the bedside. As a consequence of the increasing demand for the product in healthcare facilities and its handling qualities, the market is expected to witness growth in the near future.

Material Type Insights

Stainless steel accounted for the largest revenue share of over 40.0% in 2020. This is because stainless steel is corrosion-resistant, has high toughness and ductility, and requires less maintenance. Stainless steel's aforementioned qualities have led to increased use of the material in consumer products such as basins, bowls, and cups. Apart from their attractive appearance, stainless steels have a number of other properties that are important for hygienic maintenance in healthcare facilities, which is expected to drive the product demand in the coming years.

The others segment including paper, ceramic, and wooden materials is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period. Several groups have promoted the use of paper cups as an environmentally friendly alternative due to the environmental damage caused by plastic cups, which has had a positive impact on the worldwide market for basins, bowls, and cups. Furthermore, disposable paper cups are perceived to be safer than stainless steel cups due to the rising consumer awareness regarding hygiene and cleanliness as they are exposed to high heat during the manufacturing process, which renders the product virtually sterile and kills bacteria, which is expected to drive the market in the near future.

For instance, in April 2018, according to the Press Association, the National Health Service (NHS) in England has used more than half a billion throwaway cups in the previous five years. Disposable cups are used by the NHS for cold and hot drinks and administering drugs. There will be clinical grounds for using single-use cups in some situations, such as avoiding the use of glass in some mental health facilities. However, cheaper alternatives such as styrofoam, glass cups, and plastic represent a significant threat to paper cup sales around the world.  

End-user Insights

The hospitals and clinics segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 35.0% in 2020. This is owing to the fact that the number of procedures performed on a daily basis is substantially higher. In addition, with the growing number of hospitals around the world, surgical equipment demand is predicted to rise in the approaching years. Hospitals have more spending power, and patient traffic is higher as well. Investments in innovative surgical equipment are projected to rise as hospitals strive to provide state-of-the-art medical facilities and better patient care.

Global basin, bowl, and cup market share, by end user, 2020 (%)

Homecare settings are expected to grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period. This segment is likely to increase significantly throughout the forecast period owing to an increasing inclination among individuals to avoid hospitalization and receive treatment in a home care setting, which is fueling the expansion of the home respiratory therapy market. The rise of the market can be ascribed to the convenience and comfort of the homecare settings. Furthermore, as people become more aware of chronic diseases in poorer nations, the market for basin, bowl, and cup will rise.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market with a share of over 30.0% in 2020. This is due to the rising disease and other health-related concerns that are driving the sales of pharmaceutical products, including disposable medicine cups. Furthermore, the creation of numerous new pharmaceuticals by the drugmaker to cure the ailment leads to the sale of disposable medicine cups, an increase in consumer disposable income, and a large number of surgeries.

China's low production costs, the simple availability of raw materials, and low labor costs entice manufacturers to locate their manufacturing facilities there. China is attracting disposable basin, cup, and bowl manufacturers because of its inexpensive production and operating costs. For instance, in January 2020, LLC Farmmash introduced the SD-15 dosing cup, which has a capacity of 20 ml to 25 ml and can be equipped with a child resistance cover, which is anticipated to boost the growth of the market in the near future.

China, Japan, and India are other key markets in the Asia Pacific region. The increase in the number of surgical procedures and medical tourism is a major factor driving the market in emerging countries. As a result, the market expansion is expected to pick up in the near future.

North America emerged as the second-largest regional market in 2020. The rise in sales of medical products such as basins, bowls, and cups can be attributed to an increase in disease and other health-related difficulties. In addition, sales of disposable medicine cups in the U.S. are driven by the development of many new drugs by drug manufacturers to heal illnesses.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The majority of competitors in the market are expanding their footprint and capabilities by opening new facilities in different locations. In addition, prominent firms are working on launching new products in order to address the issue of sustainability. For instance, in March 2021, Origin Pharma Packaging has announced the inauguration of a new warehouse and logistics facility in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, to meet the increased demand. Hammarplast Medical AB has created ECO+ pharmaceutical measures, which are made from Nordic woods rather than fossil oil-based raw materials and are more sustainable. Some prominent players in the global basin, bowl, and cup market include:

  • Medtronic

  • Narang Medical Limited

  • IndoSurgicals Private Limited

  • Advin Health Care

  • Key Surgical

  • Cardinal Health

  • GPC Medical Ltd.

  • Medegen Medical Products

  • Med-Vet International


  • Sunflower Medical Ltd.

  • The Vollrath Company, LLC

Basin, Bowl, And Cup Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 202.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 504.1 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.9% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product type, material type, end user, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Colombia; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Medtronic; Narang Medical Limited; IndoSurgicals Private Limited; Advin Health Care; Key Surgical; Cardinal Health; GPC Medical Ltd.; Medegen Medical Products; Med-Vet International; DESCO MEDICAL INDIA; Sunflower Medical Ltd.; The Vollrath Company, LLC

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global basin, bowl, and cup market report on the basis of product type, material type, end user, and region:

  • Product Type Outlook (Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Basin

      • Emesis Basin

      • Solution Basin

      • Others

    • Cup

      • Medicine Cup

      • Urine Cup

      • Iodine Cup

      • Others

    • Bowl

      • Lotion Bowl

      • Sponge Bowl

      • Procedure Bowl

      • Solution Bowl

      • Others

  • Material Type Outlook (Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Stainless steel

    • Plastic (Polypropylene)

    • Others

  • End-user Outlook (Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Hospitals & Clinics

    • Long-term Care Facilities

    • Homecare Settings

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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