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

Urinary Drainage Bags Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Large, Leg Bags), By Usage (Reusable, Disposable), By Capacity (0-500 ml, 500-1000 ml), By End-use (Hospitals, Clinics), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Aug, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-013-5
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 90

Report Overview

The global urinary drainage bags market size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2021 to 2028. 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 or retention, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

U.S. urinary drainage bags market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

The WHO states that urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent condition in people aged 60 years and over. As per the same source, the global population of this age group is expected to rise from 7.0% in 2000 to 16.0% in 2050. Moreover, as per a study published in BMC Geriatrics journal, in Egypt (2020), the prevalence of incontinence amongst elder women is estimated at around 80%. Thus, the increasing geriatric population is one of the significant drivers for the market over the forecast period.

The increasing prevalence of end-stage renal diseases due to the rising cases of hypertension and diabetes will 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. Thus, an increasing number of patients suffering from end-stage renal diseases is anticipated to boost the product demand over the forecast period.

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 some of the major factors that are anticipated to drive the product demand globally. Urinary Incontinence (UI) is one of the major medical conditions, in which, urinary drainage bags play a key role in collecting urine, especially in patients with limited mobility and bedridden patients. 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 demand for urinary drainage bags for post-operative convenience. This is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Increasing initiatives by various nonprofit organizations and private players to raise awareness regarding incontinence care is 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 urinary incontinence, bladder weakness, and other conditions.

Furthermore, in the U.S., the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed a “guidance” for UI care in nursing homes and provided web-based education to staff. Similarly, the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, & Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC) have collectively organized an awareness campaign named “Love your Gusset”, which proposed to raise awareness about the stress UI in women. These initiatives are expected to streamline the management of incontinence care. Thus, an increase in awareness, development of suitable reimbursement policies, are expected to boost investments in R&D to manufacture cost-effective and innovative drainage bags. This, in turn, is expected to drive the urinary drainage bags market during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the market. Healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, have been burdened with a large number of coronavirus positive patients; therefore, many countries have postponed elective surgeries and other healthcare procedures for an indefinite period. Thus, patients suffering from various urological disorders and conditions have to be treated at home or outpatient clinics. Moreover, demand for home healthcare services among the aging population is also increasing as they are at a higher risk of acquiring the infection and cannot visit any healthcare facilities. In addition, many patients are seeking online counseling for their health-related concerns.

Furthermore, 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 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. This campaign highlighted the issue of urinary incontinence that is faced by the elderly in the families and offered telematic assistance to continue taking care of patients suffering from urinary incontinence. Such factors are expected to boost the product demand over the forecast period.

Product Insights

The leg bags segment held the largest revenue share of more than 57% in 2020 and is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. The segment is majorly driven by the rising prevalence of urinary incontinence and increasing hospital admissions due to COVID-19 across the world. Urinary leg bags are generally preferred by most of the patients as it allows free movement and is very easy to use.

Moreover, these bags are small in size and are easy to fit onto the legs. The leg bags are suitable for all types of indwelling catheter users. Urinary leg bags are of different types owing to which, users have various options to choose from as per their requirements. In addition, many key players are offering this product, which is also expected to drive the segment over the forecast period.

Usage Insights

The disposable urinary drainage bags segment held the largest market share of around 58.1% in 2020 and is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Disposable bags are mostly preferred by the users as it is 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

The 500-1000 ml capacity segment held the largest revenue share of around 43.9% in 2020 and is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. 500-1000 ml capacity urinary drainage bags are the standard measure for urinary leg bags. The increase in demand for leg bags is one of the key factors for boosting segment growth.

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 the patients without any feeling of heaviness. However, the wearer has to frequently change the drainage bags due to the low storage capacity. This may restrain the segment growth over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

The hospitals segment accounted for the largest market share of more than 44% in 2020. 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) 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.

Global urinary drainage bags market share, by end-use, 2020 (%)

The increase in hospital admissions, especially the older patients, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 is also anticipated to propel the segment growth over the forecast period. The older patients generally require urinary drainage bags on hospital admissions to avoid movements of the patients. Therefore, considerable segment growth is anticipated over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global market in 2020 with a revenue share of over 39% and is expected to witness a growth rate of 4.2% over the forecast period. The regional market is mainly driven by the rising incidence of targeted diseases, such as UI, bladder obstruction, urinary retention, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), 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 market in North America.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of BPH, spinal cord injury, 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, parity, obesity, vaginal deliveries, surgery, constipation, and chronic respiratory problems, such as cough, are driving the market in Asia Pacific.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players are involved in adopting strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, and new product launches to strengthen their foothold in the market. 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 for percutaneous urinary drainage bags. Each new set includes accessories and catheters for specific procedures. This has enhanced the company’s product portfolio for urinary drainage bags. 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 2021

USD 1.9 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 2.6 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.6% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

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, usage, capacity, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Japan; China; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

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 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global urinary drainage bags market report on the basis of product, usage, capacity, end-use, and region:

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

    • Large Bags

    • Leg Bags

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

    • Reusable

    • Disposable

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

    • 0-500 ml

    • 500-1000 ml

    • 1000-2000 ml

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Hospital

    • Clinics

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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