GVR Report cover Urinary Drainage Bags Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Urinary Drainage Bags Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Large Bags, Leg Bags), By Usage (Reusable, Disposable), By Capacity (0-500 Ml, 500-1000 Ml), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-013-5
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global urinary drainage bags market size was valued at USD 1.92 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.79% from 2022 to 2030. A rapid rise in the geriatric population is one of the key factors responsible for the increasing demand for urinary drainage bags as they are prone to urinary infections. Aging leads to certain changes in the lower urinary system. It includes reduced bladder capacity & feeling of fullness, decreased pelvic floor muscle resistance, reduced rate of detrusor muscle contraction, and elevated residual urine volume. Moreover, the geriatric population also faces bladder control issues, such as leakage or Urinary Incontinence (UI) or retention, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

U.S. urinary drainage bags market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Urinary incontinence is a common problem among persons aged 60 years and above, according to the WHO. According to the same source, the geriatric population across the globe is anticipated to increase from 7.0% in 2000 to 16.0% t in 2050. Furthermore, according to a study published in the BMC Geriatrics journal, the prevalence of incontinence among elderly women in Egypt (2020) is expected to be around 80%. The increasing prevalence of end-stage renal diseases due to the rising cases of hypertension and diabetes will also drive the market. According to the report published by the WHO in 2021, around 1.13 billion people worldwide have hypertension. Diabetes is the primary cause of advanced renal failure, followed by hypertension.

According to the report published by the CDC in 2021, around 34.2 million Americans (1 in 10) have diabetes. Moreover, as per the WHO estimates, in 2019, around 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. The increasing prevalence of urological disorders, such as urinary retention, cystitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary incontinence, and kidney stones, which lead to bladder dysfunction are also among the major factors that will boost the product demand globally. UI is one of the major medical conditions, in which, urinary drainage bags play a key role in collecting urine, especially in bedridden patients or patients with limited mobility. UI is the most common condition in men and women across the world. For instance, as per the National Health Service (NHS) England, around 61% of the male population and around 34% of women are suffering from lower urinary tract conditions.

Furthermore, according to Phoenix Physical Therapy, 200 million people are affected by UI worldwide. Thus, the rising incidence of urological dysfunctions and related surgeries has augmented the product demand for post-operative convenience. Increasing initiatives by various nonprofit organizations and private players to raise awareness regarding incontinence care are also expected to boost the product demand across the globe. For instance, the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP) introduced an annual initiative, “World Continence Week”, with the approval of the International Incontinence Society. This global-level initiative helps spread awareness related to UI, bladder weakness, and other conditions.

In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the U.S issued guidelines for UI care in nursing homes and offered staff web-based instructions. Similarly, the Bladder and Bowel Foundation and Education & Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC) collaborated to launch the “Love Your Gusset” awareness campaign, which aimed at increasing the awareness about the stress UI in women. The management of incontinence care is projected to be simplified as a result of these approaches. As a result of increased awareness and the adoption of appropriate reimbursement rules, expenditures in R&D to create cost-effective and novel drainage bags are likely to increase.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed numerous obstacles to the global healthcare industry. Inadequate medical facilities for patients with various diseases resulted from limited access to medical care. Due to the lack of immunity, the elderly and patients with various comorbidities were at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. As a result of the increased hospital admission rates due to COVID-19, the product is expected to be in high demand in hospital settings to provide effective patient care. As a result, even when the pandemic is over, the market is likely to increase significantly and steadily. In addition, the adoption of teleconsultation services by patients with urological conditions is encouraged by the governments of different countries to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Many patients have adopted online counseling for their health-related concerns. Many market players are launching platforms to provide online counseling and guidance to patients who cannot visit healthcare facilities for treatment. For instance, in India, Friends, the adult diaper brand from Nobel Hygiene launched a new campaign asking everyone to identify the symptoms as they spent more time at home during the lockdown period. This campaign highlights the issue of UI that is faced by the elderly in their families and offers telematic assistance to continue taking care of patients suffering from UI.

Such factors are expected to positively impact the product demand during the forecast period. Growing healthcare expenditure is a major concern and private players and governments are constantly striving to curb these costs. With a rise in the baby boomer population and the constant increase in the prevalence of diseases, healthcare expenditure is expected to increase during the forecast period. The growth of home healthcare as a cost-effective alternative to hospital stays is also expected to positively impact the market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, the demand for home healthcare among the aging population is also increasing to avoid visiting healthcare facilities.

Product Insights

Based on products, the global market has been further bifurcated into large bags and leg bags. The leg bags product segment dominated the global market in 2021 in terms of revenue share. The segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 58.00% of the total revenue in the same year. It is also anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The segment is majorly driven by the rising prevalence of urinary incontinence and increasing hospital admissions due to rising cases of COVID-19 across the world. Urinary leg bags are generally preferred by most patients as they allow free movement and are very easy to use.

Furthermore, these bags are compact and easy to stow on the legs. All sorts of indwelling catheter users can benefit from the leg bags. Urinary leg bags are available in a variety of styles, giving users many alternatives to choose from depending on their needs. This product is offered by a number of significant players, which is also projected to drive the segment during the projection period. Moreover, several disadvantages associated with the large size bags, such as large size, improper fittings, and low availability of the products, may drive the segment growth over the forecast period. Owing to the increasing incidence of UI, a rise in the volume of surgical procedures, across the globe, is expected to drive the demand for urinary leg bags in the near future.

Usage Insights

Based on usage, the global market has been further bifurcated into reusable and disposable urinary drainage bags. The disposable urinary drainage bags segment dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 58.5% of the total revenue. The segment is anticipated to expand further at the fastest CAGR retaining the leading position throughout the forecast period. Disposable bags are highly preferred by users as they are easy to use and handle. In the case of reusable drainage bags, proper cleaning and disinfection as per the FDA guidelines are very much necessary to avoid the transmission of any kind of infection from one patient to another.

The risk of infection transmission is comparatively less in the case of disposable products owing to which, the healthcare professionals mostly prefer these products. A high number of key players offer disposable bags, which is also anticipated to propel the segment growth over the forecast period.

Capacity Insights

Based on capacities, the global market has been further categorized into 0-500 ml, 500-1000 ml, and 1000-2000 ml. The 500-1000 ml capacity segment dominated the global market in 2021 in terms of revenue share. The segment accounted for the maximum share of more than 43.00% and is anticipated to remain dominant throughout the forecast period expanding at the fastest growth rate. Urinary leg drainage bags with a capacity of 500-1000 ml are the most popular size. One of the most important elements driving this category’s growth is an increase in the demand for leg bags. The 500-1000 ml capacity urinary drainage bags have several advantages owing to which, they are mostly preferred by healthcare professionals as well as patients.

It allows free movement and can be easily carried by patients without any feeling of heaviness. However, the wearer has to frequently change the bags due to the low storage capacity. This may restrain the segment growth to some extent over the forecast period. In addition, high admission rates in hospitals and clinics along with technological advancements that help prevent the introduction of bacteria into the closed indwelling urinary catheter system are also among the major factors expected to boost the segment growth over the forecast period. A rise in the number of government initiatives to spread awareness about the urological disease, such as UI, and the usage of urinary drainage bags, are expected to have a positive impact on the segment growth.

End-use Insights

The hospitals segment dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 44.00% of the overall revenue. The increasing number of surgical procedures performed and rising cases of end-stage renal diseases are the major driving factors for the segment. For instance, as per the report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2016, in the U.S., around 125,000 people received treatment for end-stage kidney disease, whereas approximately 726,000 were on dialysis or had kidney transplants. Due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19, there was an increase in hospital admissions, particularly among elderly patients.

Global urinary drainage bags market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

Older patients generally require urinary drainage bags on hospital admissions to avoid frequent movement, which is expected to drive the segment growth during the forecast period. Moreover, the rising number of urological procedures and therapies is one of the major driving factors for segment growth. After the completion of any surgery, constant monitoring and care are necessary, owing to which the demand for hospital admissions is increasing. For instance, according to the Urology Care Foundation, around 33 million people are living with an overactive bladder and a quarter to a third of men and women suffer from UI in the U.S.

In addition, as per the Statistical Centers of National Spinal Cord Injury “Figure and Facts at a Glance 2020”, around 294,000 people in the U.S. are living with spinal cord injury, and around 17,810 people are diagnosed with spinal cord injury each year. Hospitals provide efficient and effective patient care, maintain a safe environment, and offer extensive services. Thus, hospitals are expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global market in 2021 with a revenue share of over 39.5% and is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period. The regional market is mainly driven by the rising incidence of targeted diseases, such as bladder obstruction, UI, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), urinary retention, and bladder cancer. For instance, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), more than 250,000 patients with BPH undergo surgical procedures every year. As per the Canadian Cancer Society, in 2020, around 12,200 people were diagnosed with bladder cancer, and 2,600 people died due to bladder cancer.

Thus, an increasing number of BPH-related surgical procedures and rising cases of bladder cancer are driving the regional market. Asia Pacific, on the other hand, is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of spinal cord injury, BPH, and UTI is driving the regional market. 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. Thus, rising risks of UTI, particularly in women with increasing age, constipation, vaginal deliveries, parity, obesity, surgery, and chronic respiratory problems, such as cough, are driving the market in Asia Pacific.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Companies are focusing on implementing extensive growth strategies, such as increasing product differentiation and portfolio diversification, expanding marketing & distribution channels, and forming strategic alliances, to improve their product reach and gain a competitive advantage. To strengthen their position in the market, key players are also using other methods, such as acquisitions & mergers, alliances, and new product releases. For instance, in July 2021, Amsino Medical Group opened a new manufacturing facility in Aurora, which will help the company expand its customer base. In February 2017, Cook Medical launched two new sets of percutaneous urinary drainage bags. Each new set includes accessories and catheters for specific procedures. Some prominent players in the global urinary drainage bags market include:

  • ConvaTec, Inc.

  • Cardinal Health

  • Teleflex, Inc.

  • Coloplast

  • BD

  • McKesson Medical Surgical, Inc.

  • Amsino International, Inc.

  • Flexicare Medical Ltd.

  • Medline Industries, Inc.

  • Manfred Sauer GmbH

Urinary Drainage Bags Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 2.00 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2.92 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.79% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, usage, capacity, 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

ConvaTec, Inc.; Cardinal Health; Teleflex,Inc.; Coloplast; BD; McKesson Medical Surgical, Inc.; Amsino International, Inc.; Flexicare Medical Ltd.; Medline Industries, Inc.; Manfred Sauer GmbH

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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 urinary drainage bags market report based on product, usage, capacity, end-use, and region:

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

    • Large Bags

    • Leg Bags

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

    • Reusable

    • Disposable

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

    • 0-500 ml

    • 500-1000 ml

    • 1000-2000 ml

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

    • Hospital

    • Clinics

    • 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 & Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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