GVR Report cover Medical Suction Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Medical Suction Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Portability (Portable, Non- portable), By Vacuum Systems (Manual, Electrically Powered, Venturi), By End-use (Respiratory, Gastric, Wound Suction, Delivery Rooms), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-927-2
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global medical suction devices market size was valued at USD 1.0 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2022 to 2030. The growth of the market is attributed due to the growing prevalence of chronic respiratory disorders such as acute lower respiratory tract infections, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and asthma, and the increase in the number of procedures, such as in vacuum assisted deliveries, where suction devices are majorly used. In addition, the growing preference for home healthcare and the decreasing price is making these devices affordable thereby advancing the penetration of these products. Such factors are expected to bolster market growth over the forecast period.

U.S. medical suction devices market size, by portability, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

In 2020, the outbreak of COVID- 19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS- CoV- 2) has led to the introduction of several novel products for vitalizing airflow and endotracheal suction to remove fluid secretions from COVID- 19 patients’ lungs and airways. Thus, COVID- 19 pandemic has shown a positive impact on market growth owing to its increased demand for critical care capacity and to support hospitals in the fight against COVID- 19. Moreover, an increasing number of regulatory product approvals for medical suction devices during the pandemic helped various market players to increase their product sales. For instance, in October 2020; Medela Healthcare launched mobile suction devices to support critical care capacity. This device was designed to provide suction and fluid removal during respiratory treatment provided with ventilators. With such increasing demand for these devices globally, the market for medical suction devices is projected to have significant growth during the forecast period.

The increasing prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases is one of the major factors driving the growth of the market. For instance, as per the WHO 2019 report, over 65 million people suffer from moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and around 3.23 million people die from this disorder every year, Similarly, according to the same source, asthma is the most common chronic disease among children, accounting for nearly 262 million populations suffering from asthma in 2019. Thus, a medical suction device plays an important role in suctioning a patient with COPD, and asthma. Since COPD and asthma cause an increase in airway secretions that may occlude the airway. Thus, boosting the demand for the medical suction device over the forecast period.

Moreover, the rising elderly population is further promoting the growth of the market for medical suction devices. For instance, according to World Population Ageing 2020 report, there were an estimated 727 million people aged 65 years or over worldwide. The portion of the populace is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion persons. As the growing aging population is more susceptible to chronic respiratory conditions, therefore, are expected to bolster growth over the forecast period. In addition, the geriatric population is fueling the demand for compact and portable suction devices that can be used in home care settings. Furthermore, the growing number of surgical procedures is accelerating the sales of medical suction devices globally.

For instance, according to the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), worldwide nearly 580,000 people undergo bariatric surgery annually. Likewise, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), hospital admission for weight loss surgeries in Australia increased to 22,713 from 2014 to 2015. The total number of weight-loss surgeries is more than doubled, from about 9,300 to 22,713. Medical suction devices perform a crucial role in a wide range of surgical procedures including bariatric surgery and help in removing blood and other fluids during the procedure. Thus, with the increasing number of surgical procedures, demand for these devices is likely to surge in the coming year.

The U.S. dominated the market for medical suction devices and accounted for the highest revenue share of 87.8% in 2021. The growing prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, and the presence of established infrastructure are among the key factors driving the growth of the medical suction devices market in the U.S. For instance, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, in 2018, 25 million Americans were living with asthma and accounted for 1.6 million emergency department visits. In addition, technological advancements, coupled with frequent launches of new and innovative products, are among the key factors fueling the market growth. Favorable reimbursement structure is also another major factor contributing to the growth of the market in the country.

Portability Insights

The non-portable devices segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 68.7% in 2021. The high cost of non-portable devices is the primary factor leading to its larger revenue share. In addition, the surge in the number of hospitals and clinics is further propelling the demand for non-portable aspirators. These devices are usually used in dental offices, hospital settings, and other healthcare facilities where patients are unlikely to need transport. As the number of emergency cases and surgeries is rising, the demand for non-portable suction devices is also expected to increase over the forecast period. Therefore, the high growth of this segment is attributed to the surge in the number of hospitals and clinics in developed as well as developing nations where these devices are most widely used.

Whereas, the portable suction devices segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 4.7% in the market for medical suction devices during the forecast period owing to the growing adoption of these devices in home healthcare services. Home healthcare is a cost-effective option for long-term care of the disabled, chronic diseases, and surgical interventions. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rank of home health and personal care aides is expected to increase by 13.0 million in 2020 (a 70.0% increase from 2010). In addition, the increasing number of emergency and ambulatory care services is contributing to the growth of the portable devices segment. Moreover, the user-friendly, compact designs offer advantages including point-of-care use, and eliminate the requirement of skilled professionals to operate these devices. Such advantages are propelling the demand for portable devices.

Vacuum Systems Insights

The electrically powered suction devices segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 47.8% in 2021. The availability of a wide variety of electrically powered devices suitable for various applications coupled with the ease of use with powerful suction is contributing to the rapid growth of the segment. Moreover, the widespread awareness regarding electrically powered aspirators coupled with the growing number of prehospital and emergency care settings worldwide resulted in a large revenue share. As a result, the segment is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.

Furthermore, the electrically powered suction devices segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to their ergonomic design and a higher degree of efficiency than manual suction devices. Such systems allow rapid and efficient removal of respiratory secretions from the airway or foreign substances from a patient’s windpipe. Many hospitals and emergency care agencies have also moved away from manual suction devices because the suction they create is often unpredictable and inconsistent. Thus, owing to the abovementioned factors, they are being increasingly adopted by professionals globally. Thereby, contributing to the growth of the segment.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the respiratory disease segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 31.1% in 2021. The swiftly rising prevalence rate of chronic respiratory diseases including asthma, COPD, and bronchitis is creating the demand for suction devices used to clear the airway passage. For instance, according to the WHO, COPD has been considered the third leading cause of death globally. In addition, according to the America Lung Association, more than 11.0 million people get diagnosed with COPD in the U.S. each year. Thus, rising cases of COPD are estimated to boost product adoption thereby augmenting the segment growth. Additionally, increasing focus on the development of healthcare infrastructure in developing economies of the Asia Pacific and Africa is expected to propel segment growth.

Global medical suction devices market share, by end use, 2021 (%)

Whereas, the gastric treatment segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period. Increasing the use of these devices in gastric suction to relieve pressure from blocked intestines, or to remove poisons, harmful chemicals, or overdosed pills from the stomach, is expected to propel the demand for medical suction devices over the forecast period. Additionally, increasing technological advancements along with the number of hospital admissions will further drive segment growth.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market for medical suction devices and accounted for a revenue share of over 29.1% in 2021. The presence of well-established healthcare facilities and easy availability of advanced technologies as well as high usage of suction devices in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions and other surgical procedures are expected to boost the market growth in this region. Additionally, countries such as the U.S. and Canada have seen an increase in hospital admissions and emergency department visits in recent years, as a result of the high occurrence of chronic medical conditions and fatal injuries. In addition, the higher adoption rate of these devices observed in the home care services sector and the increasing number of healthcare facilities are augmenting growth in North America.

In Asia Pacific, the market for medical suction devices is likely to witness a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. Japan, China, and India are major contributors to Asia Pacific’s market. Rapidly developing economies, growing awareness about healthcare, and an aging population are among the key factors boosting the market in this region. The growing prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases and the increasing geriatric population are factors expected to boost the demand for medical suction devices. Moreover, the booming medical tourism, constantly increasing target patient population, and improving healthcare infrastructure are some of the other major factors expected to fuel the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market for medical suction devices is highly fragmented with the presence of many local players. As a result, players focus on cost reduction and innovation to ensure sustainability. In addition, the international players, such as Olympus Corporation, ZOLL Medical Corporation, and Drive Medical have implemented many growth strategies to expand their overall market share. They provide a broad range of advanced devices through their strong distribution and supply channels worldwide. These market players are involved in strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, strategic collaborations, and regional expansions to gain the maximum revenue share in the sector.

Mergers and acquisitions help companies to expand their businesses and regional presence. For instance, in May 2019, Medela inaugurated its new manufacturing unit in the U.S. for its portable suction pumps that provide suction and fluid removal during respiratory treatment in COVID- 19 patients. Similarly, in October 2017, Inscope Medical Solutions launched the first laryngoscope with integrated, controllable suction. This device is easy to use and provides controllable suction in the mouth while allowing professionals to provide a clear vision of the airway throughout the procedure. Some of the prominent players in the medical suction devices market include:

  • Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.

  • Precision Medical, Inc.

  • Integra Biosciences AG

  • Medicop, Inc.

  • ATMOS MedizinTechnik GmbH & Co. KG

  • ZOLL Medical Corporation

  • Welch Vacuum

  • Laerdal Medical

  • Labcoco Corporation

  • Amsino International, Inc.

  • Olympus Corporation

 Medical Suction Devices Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 1.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1.6 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.8% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 -  2020

Forecast period

2022 -  2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Portability, vacuum systems, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.; Precision Medical, Inc.; Drive Medical; Integra Biosciences AG; Medicop, Inc.; ATMOS MedizinTechnik GmbH & Co. KG; ZOLL Medical Corporation; Welch Vacuum; Laerdal Medical; Labcoco Corporation; Amsino International, Inc.; Olympus Corporation

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global medical suction devices market report based on portability, vacuum systems, end-use, and region:

  • Portability Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Portable

    • Non- portable

  • Vacuum Systems Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Manual

    • Electrically Powered

    • Venturi

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Respiratory

    • Gastric

    • Wound Suction

    • Delivery Rooms

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • 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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