The global medical suction devices market size was estimated at USD 1.09 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030.The growth of the market is attributed to the growing prevalence of chronic respiratory disorders such as acute lower respiratory tract infections, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and asthma, and the growing number of procedures 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.
In 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) 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. In May 2020, Medela AG announced the launch of Vario 18 AC Portable Suction Pumps, a new U.S. production line. Around 10,000 units were to be produced & shipped to local healthcare facilities & hospitals by August 2020 to meet the demand.
The increasing prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases is one of the major factors driving the market growth. For instance, as per the WHO 2019 report, over 65 million people suffer from moderate or severe COPD and around 3.2 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 asthma and COPD. 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.
The medical suction equipment market is witnessing growth due to the increasing older population. The World Population Prospects 2022 Revision, released by the United Nations Population Division in June 2022, estimated that there were 729.4 million people aged 65 and over in 2022 worldwide. This represented an increase of 1.6% from 2021 and 10.6% from 2010. The report projects that the number of people aged 65 and over would continue to grow, reaching 1.5 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050. As the aging population rises and becomes more conscious of chronic respiratory disorders, it is expected to fuel the market growth. The aging population drives the demand for small portable suction devices that may be used in home care settings. Additionally, increasing surgical operations are anticipated to further contribute to medical suction device sales.
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 non-portable devices segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 68.6% in 2022.The high cost of non-portable equipment is the main cause of its higher revenue share. The surge in the number of clinics & hospitals is further propelling the demand for non-portable aspirators. These devices are typically employed in hospitals, dentist offices, and other healthcare facilities where patients are unlikely to require transportation. Over the upcoming years, demand for non-portable suction devices is anticipated to rise along with the number of emergency cases and surgical procedures. As a result, the increase in hospitals and clinics in developed and developing countries is also anticipated to boost market growth in the near future.
The portable suction devices segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period due to increasing use in home healthcare services. Home healthcare is an affordable choice for the long-term care of the disabled, chronic illnesses, and surgical procedures. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13.0 million more home health and personal care assistants were employed in 2020 than in 2010 (a 70.0% increase). This rise is also aiding the expansion of the portable devices market in ambulatory and emergency care services. Additionally, the convenient, portable designs have benefits like point-of-care use and do not need trained professionals to operate them. Therefore, such factors fuel the segment growth in the portable suction devices industry.
The electrically powered suction devices segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest market share of 47.9% in 2022 and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period. The availability of a wide variety of these devices suitable for various applications coupled with the ease of use with powerful suction is contributing to the segment growth. 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.
The manual segment is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period as it’s less expensive than electrical or battery-powered devices. Also, manual vacuum systems are often portable which makes them a more convenient option in emergencies or remote locations. Moreover, they are typically easier to use than electrical or battery-powered devices. Increasing demand for affordable, portable, and easy-to-use medical suction devices in developing countries and home healthcare settings are the factors for the significant growth of the manual segment.
The respiratory disease segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 31.1% in 2022. The demand for suction devices used to clean the airway passage is driven by the rapidly increasing prevalence rate of chronic respiratory disorders like asthma, COPD, and bronchitis. The WHO has ranked COPD as the third largest cause of death worldwide. The American Lung Association also estimates that more than 12.5 million Americans are diagnosed with COPD annually. Therefore, it is predicted that an increase in COPD cases is anticipated to increase product acceptance and accelerate the segment's growth.
The gastric treatment segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 5.0% over the forecast period. Using these devices for gastric suction to remove poisons, dangerous substances, or overdosed medications from the stomach is likely to increase to relieve pressure from clogged intestines. The number of hospital admissions and escalating technological breakthroughs will continue to fuel market expansion.
North America dominated the market for medical suction devices and accounted for a revenue share of 28.9% in 2022. The presence of well-established healthcare facilities and the availability of advanced technologies as well as the high usage of suction devices in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions and other surgical procedures are expected to boost the market growth. Additionally, countries such as the U.S. and Canada have witnessed an increase in emergency department visits and hospital admissions 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.
The U.S. dominated the market with the highest revenue share in 2022. The growing prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis and the presence of established infrastructure are among some of the key factors driving the U.S. medical suction devices market growth. For instance, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, in 2020, 26 million Americans lived with asthma, accounting for 1.6 million emergency department visits. In addition, technological advancements, paired with frequent product launches of new and innovative products, are some of the key factors fueling market growth. A favorable reimbursement structure is another major factor contributing to the growth of the market in the country.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. Significant market contributors include India, China, and Japan. The regional market growth is driven by factors like the aging population, rapidly emerging economies, and rising healthcare awareness. The rising elderly population and the frequency of chronic respiratory disorders are two variables that are predicted to increase demand for medical suction devices. Additionally, the other key drivers anticipated to drive the industry growth in the region over the forecast period include the rising medical tourism industry, the target patient population's ongoing growth, and improvements in the healthcare infrastructure.
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, 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.
For instance, in February 2021, Mindray Medical International announced the acquisition of Excelsior Union Limited, a medical device company based in the UK. The acquisition aimed to expand Mindray's product portfolio, including suction devices, and strengthen its presence in the global market. In September 2020, Olympus Corporation, a leading medical device company, acquired Veran Medical Technologies, specializing in advanced interventional pulmonology solutions. Some prominent players in the global medical suction devices market include:
Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.
Precision Medical, Inc.
Integra Biosciences AG
ATMOS MedizinTechnik GmbH & Co. KG
ZOLL Medical Corporation
Amsino International, Inc.
Market size value in 2023
USD 1.14 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 1.56 billion
CAGR of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Portability, vacuum systems, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; UAE; Kuwait
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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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 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global medical suction devices market report based on portability, vacuum system, end-use, and region:
Portability Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Vacuum Systems Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
b. The global medical suction devices market size was estimated at USD 1.09 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 1.14 billion in 2023.
b. The global medical suction devices market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 1.56 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the medical suction devices market with a share of 28.9% in 2022. This is attributable to the increasing use of suction devices in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions and in surgical procedures, with a higher adoption rate of these devices observed in the home care services sector in this region.
b. Some key players operating in the medical suction devices market include Olympus Corporation, Drive Medical, 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, Labconco Corporation, and Amsino International, Inc.
b. Key factors that are driving the medical suction devices market growth include prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases, decreasing price of devices, and the increase in the number of procedures, such as in vacuum assisted deliveries, where suction devices are majorly used.
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