GVR Report cover Suction Catheters Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Suction Catheters Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Closed, Yankauer), By Material (Latex, Latex Free), By End Use (Hospitals, Ambulatory Care Centers), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-989-7
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global suction catheters market size was valued at USD 374.5 million in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% from 2022 to 2030. The high prevalence of chronic disorders leading to a rise in hospitalization is driving the growth of the suction catheters market. The rise in funding by government authorities for R&D initiatives is driving the demand for suction catheters. Furthermore, the rising demand for minimally invasive procedures due to advancements in technological innovations is supporting the growth of the market. The growing incidence of indoor and outdoor air pollution, allergens, toxic particles, and tobacco smoking is anticipated to increase the incidence of respiratory ailments. For instance, in 2017, as per the Global Burden of Disease, 4% of the world’s population suffer from COPD, and close to 3.2 million died of respiratory illness. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased awareness of respiratory ailments thereby driving the demand for suction catheters

 U.S. suction catheters market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The rising burden of healthcare costs due to respiratory illness is driving the demand for suction catheters. For instance, in 2019, the cost of about 378 billion annually was attributable to patients with respiratory diseases in EU member states. Further, as per the Irish Thoracic Society, 25% of children’s consultations with general practitioners in Ireland are for respiratory problems. Respiratory diseases account for 31.9% of inpatient hospitalization of 0-4 -year olds.

The Covid-19 pandemic affected the supply chain in all industries globally. Several industries witnessed a shortage of product inventories and shrank significantly owing to low demand during the pandemic. The availability of vaccines for Covid-19 and the rise in the number of tourists increased the demand for products and services.

 For instance, as per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there was a shortage of latex medical supplies, surgical gowns, testing supplies, syringes, and dialysis-related products. Further, there was a shortage of latex for catheters from Vietnamese plantations as much of the latex and rubber were utilized in the manufacturing of car tires. In addition, as per Medline, a medical supply company to strengthen its supply chain during the pandemic opened five distribution centers in Georgia, Richmond Hill, and Savannah.

The rise in the prevalence of chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma, and COPD coupled with the rise in initiatives by players for R&D efforts are driving the demand for the suction catheters market. Further, the rise in minimally invasive surgery is also fueling market growth. In July 2021, Aminso International Inc. expanded its manufacturing and distribution hub in North America. The distribution center helps in the production of the company’s medical devices and other products.

Type Insights

The closed suction catheter segment dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of 73.0% in 2021. The segment is also expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 9.6% over the forecast period. Closed suction catheters help in reducing pain and minimize the risk of infection. Further, as per a study by Respiratory Care, the combination of a T-piece closed suction catheter with a bidirectional catheter provides an efficient delivery.

Further, advances in closed suction catheters are also driving the demand for the suction catheters market. For example, Avanos Medical Inc., a provider of medical devices offers a closed suctioning system that is equipped with an isolated cleaning chamber. The cleaning chamber helps in reducing the risk of contamination and reduces colonization within the circuit.

Material Insights

The latex-free segment dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of 69.7% in 2021. The segment is also expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 9.7% over the forecast period. The rise in the number of people suffering from latex allergies coupled with the high demand for cost-effectiveness is also propelling the demand for latex-free suction catheters.

The rise in the number of latex-induced allergies among the populace is driving the demand for latex-free suction catheters. For example, as per Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), close to 8-12% of health workers are latex-sensitive. Latex-free catheters offer an alternative to latex catheters. Several catheter manufacturers are offering silicone catheters as they are softer and enable easy insertion. Latex-free catheters constitute a high number of materials to overcome the loss of flexibility.

End-use Insights

The hospital segment dominated the market and held the majority of the revenue share of 65.6% in 2021 and is likely to retain its dominance during the forecast period. Hospitals provide respiratory medical devices and equipment for performing airway management procedures. The high number of inpatient admissions in hospitals is anticipated to drive the demand for suction catheters in hospitals.

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

On the other hand, the ambulatory care centers segment is expected to witness the fastest growth of 10.9% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030, owing to the flexibility benefits. The rise in the number of outpatients is driving the demand for the ambulatory care centers segment. The growing need for specialized treatments is driving several patients to opt for rapid diagnosis at ambulatory care centers. The rise in the usage of suction procedures in dental clinics is also driving the demand for suction catheters in clinics. Furthermore, as per NHS Supply Chain, healthcare consumables are mostly found in ward settings and clinics.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the suction catheters market and held a revenue share of 45.1% in 2021. The factors driving the suction catheters market in the region include a rise in the number of initiatives and awareness taken by players paired with an increase in business expansion by companies in the market. BD, one of the players operating in the suction catheters market has partnered with Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to accelerate diversity in the medical technology industry in the U.S.

In Asia Pacific, the suction catheters market is expected to expand at the fastest growth of 9.3% during the forecast period, due to expanding healthcare infrastructure, rising government backing, and a cumulative number of startups in this region. Growing economic growth and urbanization of Asian countries, initiatives taken by the local governments, such as healthcare awareness programs and collaborations with the NGO's create healthcare awareness, are contributing toward the change in demand patterns, which are driving the suction catheters market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Suction Catheters Market Trends by Region

Further, the China government is facilitating the registration of medical devices for frequently occurring diseases. Some of the devices include portable ICUs, and wearable devices, among others. In addition, medical device firms such as Covidien, Medtronic, and GE Healthcare are expanding their R&D centers and manufacturing sites in the country to expand their market research.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The players operating in the market are increasingly focusing on acquisitions, mergers, partnerships and expansion to strengthen their market presence. For instance, in March 2021, Aminso International Inc. launched the AMSure closed suction catheter. The catheter is available in three sizes and lengths. The launch will help the company to garner market share in the industry. Some of the key players operating in the global suction catheters market are:

  • Medline Industries L.P.,

  • B Braun SE

  •  BD

  • Aminso International Inc.,

  • Cardinal Health

  • Dynarex Corporation

  • PFM Medical AG

  • Ivor Shaw T/A Pennine Healthcare

  • Smiths Group Plc

Suction Catheters Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 413.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD  844.1 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.2% 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 share, competitive landscape, growth factors & trends

Segments covered

Type, material, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Japan, Thailand, South Korea,  Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Key Companies Profiled

Medline Industries L.P.; B Braun SE; BD; Aminso International Inc.; Cardinal Health; Dynarex Corporation; PFM Medical AG; Ivor Shaw T/A Pennine Healthcare; Smiths Group Plc

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Global Suction Catheters Market Segmentation

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 suction catheters market based on type, materials, end-use, and region:

Global Suction Catheters Market Segmentation

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

    • Closed Suction Catheters

    • Yankauer Suction Catheters

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

    • Latex

    • Latex Free

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

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Care Centers

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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