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

Urinary Catheters Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (BPH & Prostate Surgeries, Urinary Incontinence), By Product (Intermittent, External), By Region (APAC, Europe), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-381-2
  • Number of Pages: 163
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2018
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global urinary catheters market size was valued at USD 4.65 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0% from 2021 to 2028. An increase in the number of patients suffering from Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and blockages in the urethra, rising cases of tumors in the urinary tract or reproductive organs, and the rapidly growing geriatric population are some of the key factors driving the market growth. A urinary catheter is a partially flexible tube for draining urine from the bladder. The materials that are used in the manufacturing of these catheters include plastic, rubber, and silicon. Doctors recommend the use of urinary catheters in the case of Urinary Incontinence (UI), urinary retention, prostate surgery, or other medical conditions, such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or dementia.

The U.S. urinary catheters market size, by product, 2016 - 2028 (USD Billion)

Urinary Incontinence (UI) is one of the urinary disorders that is on a constant rise in the U.S., which drives the overall market. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), women are more prone to the risks of developing UI. The growing geriatric population is another key factor responsible for the increasing demand for urinary catheters, as with age, the urinary system gets affected, such as changes in the bladder wall, weakening of the bladder muscles, or blockage of the urethra due to weakened muscle or enlargement of the prostate gland (in case of men). Elderly people face bladder control issues, such as leakage or UI or urinary retention and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Urinary retention due to bladder neck obstruction, neurological abnormalities, and posterior urethral stricture is more common. The rising number of patients suffering from such urinary dysfunctions require catheterization for the management & drainage of urine and, thus, demand for these products is expected to advance the market. Intermittent catheterization is covered by Medicare and Medicaid when the basic criteria for reimbursement are met. The Medicaid program reimburses a patient for 120 intermittent catheters per month. The reimbursement covers straight, coude, catheters kits, and various brands of catheters with hydrophilic & antimicrobial coatings, whereas the Medicare program allows reimbursement for a maximum of 200 sterile and single-use intermittent catheters per month.

For reimbursement coverage of these intermittent catheters, patients require a doctor’s prescription to validate that they are suffering from urinary retention or incontinence. Medicare coverage also includes coude tip catheters, depending on the preference and need of the user. Thus, a favorable reimbursement scenario in the country is also supporting the market growth. According to the National Association for Continence, people aged 40 years and above are mostly affected by overactive bladder and urine urgency. Urinary incontinence is more prominently seen in the older population, which results in a poor quality of life and morbidity.

Product Insights

The intermittent catheters segment led the market in 2020 and accounted for the largest revenue share of over 57%. An intermittent catheter is a medical device used to empty the bladder. It offers an effective solution to a continuously draining catheter. Intermittent catheterization is considered to be the gold standard of emptying the bladder in patients suffering from spinal cord lesions and neurogenic bladder problems. These products are preferred over indwelling catheters as the latter usually lead to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Furthermore, the availability of reimbursement for these catheters under Medicaid and Medicare programs is contributing to the segment’s growth.

External catheters are projected to be the fastest-growing product segment over the forecast period. These catheters are used for male patients as an excellent option to other catheters, such as inhabiting catheters, which require introduction through the urethra. Major companies offer advanced external catheter products. For instance, BD (C.R. Bard) provides an exclusive range of male catheters, such as ULTRAFLEX male external catheter, which provides secure placement as compared to non-silicon sheaths.

Application Insights

The Urinary Incontinence (UI) segment led the market in 2020 and accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 37%. According to the American Urological Association, one-third of the population suffers from UI, & it is more common among women than in men. It has a significant impact on long-term care facilities and is one of the main reasons for the admission of elderly people in institutionalized care. Bladder incontinence is a result of various factors, such as changes in the urinary tract due to age, UTIs, and other indirect conditions like diabetes, stroke, cancer, and mobility impairment. The most common types of UI found in women include stress and urge incontinence.

Global urinary catheters market share, by application, 2020 (%)

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) & prostate surgeries segment is projected to be the fastest-growing application segment in the forecast period due to increasing awareness about BPH and its impact on the quality of life. BPH is also known as prostate gland enlargement, a common medical condition in male patients aged 50 years and above. This can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blockages in the flow of urine. It can be treated through minimally invasive surgeries, which help relieve the blockage and urinary retention caused by BPH & prostate.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2020, accounting for a revenue share of over 34%, and is expected to witness substantial growth in the future as well. This growth can be attributed to the increasing awareness about urine infections, the presence of well-established healthcare facilities, and the availability of highly skilled doctors in the region. The regional market is also driven by the growing occurrence of targeted diseases, such as urinary retention, bladder obstruction, UI, BPH & bladder cancers. UI is a highly prevalent disorder and is discussed more openly in regional media, newspaper, and television commercials.

Asia Pacific is expected to register the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028. The increasing prevalence of BPH, spinal cord injury, & Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is driving the product demand in the region. UTI is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in this region. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates, particularly in hospitals, and puts a substantial financial burden on the community.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Major companies are focusing on new product launches, technological advancements, and growth strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, to retain their market positions. For instance, in 2019, Hollister Inc. launched Infyna Chic intermittent catheter in female hydrophilic catheter products. Some of the key companies operating in the global urinary catheters market include:

  • Hollister, Inc.

  • Medtronic PLC

  • Boston Scientific Corp.

  • Becton Dickinson And Company (C.R. Bard, Inc.)

  • Cook Medical

  • Teleflex, Inc.

  • Medline Industries, Inc.

  • J and M Urinary Catheters LLC

Urinary Catheters Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 4.95 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 7.94 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.0% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Hollister, Inc.; Medtronic PLC; Boston Scientific Corp.; Becton Dickinson And Company (C.R. Bard, Inc.); Cook Medical; Teleflex, Inc.; Medline Industries, Inc.; J And M Urinary Catheters LLC

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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 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global urinary catheters market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

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

    • Intermittent

    • Foley/Indwelling

    • External

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

    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) & Prostate Surgeries

    • Urinary Incontinence

    • Spinal Cord Injury

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China (Mainland)

      • India

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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