The catheters market was valued at approximately USD 18740 million in 2020, and it is projected to reach USD 30200 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period, 2021-2026. The market is expected to observe good growth due to the increasing burden of cardiovascular, neurology, and urology disorders, increasing usage of minimally invasive procedures, and the rising demand for antimicrobial catheters.
The rising COVID-19 pandemic across the world and the lockdown situation are expected to have a significant impact on the market due to on-hold services, such as treatment, diagnostic, and surgical services, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease. With the rising COVID-19 pandemic, the apprehension regarding the shortage of essential life-saving devices and other medical supplies and the necessity to provide optimum care to the infected also widen. The increasing number of COVID-19 cases all around the world has helped in increasing the number of in-patient admissions.
As governments and healthcare institutions are found increasing efficient medical treatment to treat COVID-19 patients, the usage of catheters will behold an upsurge in hospitals and emergency clinics. Patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 are being treated with catheters, and hence, the demand for these devices may remain huge throughout the pandemic. In April 2020, Bactiguard launched catheters for patients in need of continuous temperature monitoring, which is a new urinary catheter.
The rising chronic disorders have become the most dominant cause of mortality and morbidity globally. According to the World Health Organization (2019), the number of deaths due to cardiovascular disease has increased by more than 2 million since 2000, to nearly 9 million worldwide. The alarming number of cardiac deaths has led to an increasing number of cardiac surgeries, which has increased the usage of catheters in the market and accelerated the market growth.
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, globally, approximately 500,000 deaths are caused by brain aneurysms every year, and half of such individuals are aged 50 years or below. The annual rate of rupture is around 8-10 persons per 100,000 or about 30,000 people in the United States. Thus, with the increasing prevalence of neurovascular disorders, there is also a rising use of neurovascular catheter devices.
Furthermore, the growing demand for minimally invasive procedures is expected to increase the demand for catheters in the market. These procedures have increased the patients’ preference for minimally invasive procedures, which is expected to favor the market growth. Hence, with the increasing number of chronic surgeries being performed due to rising cases of chronic diseases, there is an increase in demand for catheters, which may drive the market.
Key Market Trends
The Urology Catheters Segment is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Segment
A urinary catheter is found to be necessary for a person facing difficulty passing urine naturally. The segment is expected to show high growth during the forecast period as these products are used for patients who suffer from urological disorders.
The rising cases of COVID-19 have resulted in significant disruptions globally and are expected to have a slight impact on urinary catheters. Urinary catheters were being used for surgical applications and are expected to be impacted to some extent due to the temporary postponement of various elective surgeries, as authorities seek to ensure the availability of resources for COVID-19 patients. However, due to the rising infection rate, there were still few launches that have helped in the stable market growth.
For instance, in April 2020, Bactiguard introduced a new urinary catheter, BIP Foley TempSensor for continuous temperature monitoring. The company announced that in the pandemic situation, it has a urinary catheter combined with integrated temperature monitoring and infection control. Such technological advancements may help the market grow.
According to the study “Prevalence and associated factors of urinary incontinence in women living in China: a literature review” published in 2020, there are about 43-349 million Chinese women that have experienced urinary incontinence (UI). UI has a significant impact on women's physical and mental health and quality of life. The growing prevalence of urinary incontinence and an increasing number of surgical procedures are the major factors driving the growth of urinary catheters.
Moreover, favorable reimbursement policies and increasing urinary disorders are the key factors leading to the enhanced demand for urinary catheters.
North America is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
The United States is expected to dominate the market due to the high government support for medical devices and an increasing number of surgeries. The other factors driving the market growth include the increasing prevalence of urological disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and the rising preference for minimally invasive procedures due to less operative time and few complications.
The rising COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant disruptions to business activities and is expected to have a short-term negative impact on the catheters market. The catheters used for surgeries are expected to be impacted to some extent due to the temporary postponement of non-emergent surgeries to ensure the availability of resources for COVID-19 patients.
According to the American Cancer Society, the estimated new cases of bladder cancer in Americans in 2020 were around 81,400, and about 17,980 deaths occurred due to it in the United States.
According to the study “Improving urinary catheterization practices in a rural hospital in Ontario” published in 2019, the overuse of urinary catheters has been a growing concern in the US and Canadian healthcare systems, which has impacted the overall sales in the market.
Furthermore, the rising geriatric population is one of the primary factors driving the market growth. As per the Population Reference Bureau’s fact sheet, the number of Americans above 65 years of age is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share in the total population may rise from 16% to 23%, showing a positive impact on the market. The older population is often susceptible to chronic diseases, which is further expected to aid the market growth.
Moreover, in 2018, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) acquired TVA Medical Inc. (United States). This has strengthened the company’s portfolio with the addition of dialysis catheters, drug-coated balloons, standard angioplasty balloons, and endovascular stent graft products from TVA Medical. Hence, the rapid increase in the patient pool in the United States tends to increase the demand for catheters, which drives the overall growth of the market.
There has been a wide number of companies that are increasing their focus on developing advanced catheters that will provide growth opportunities. These numerous manufacturers collaborate with major medical device distributors to market and supply their products globally or in certain countries. Various established business players are also adopting numerous organic and inorganic growth strategies to increase their market shares. Also, the various product launches, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations are the key strategies undertaken by these companies for sustainable growth.
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1.2 Scope of the Study
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Burden of Cardiovascular, Neurological, and Urological Disorders
4.2.2 Increasing Usage of Minimally Invasive Procedures
4.2.3 Rising Demand for Antimicrobial Catheters
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Risks and Complications Associated with Catheters
4.3.2 Presence of Substitutes
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1.1 Cardiovascular Catheters
5.1.2 Urology Catheters
5.1.3 Intravenous Catheters
5.1.4 Neurovascular Catheters
5.1.5 Other Products
5.2 By End User
5.2.2 Long Term Care Facilities?
5.2.3 Other End Users
5.3.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United States
22.214.171.124 United Kingdom
126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe
188.8.131.52 South Korea
184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Middle East and Africa
220.127.116.11 South Africa
18.104.22.168 Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.3.5 South America
22.214.171.124 Rest of South America
6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG
6.1.3 ConvaTec Group?
6.1.4 Hollister Incorporated
6.1.5 Medtronic PLC
6.1.7 Boston Scientific Corporation
6.1.9 Abbott Laboratories
6.1.10 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
6.1.11 DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson)
6.1.12 Terumo Corporation
6.1.13 C.R. Bard (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- B. Braun Melsungen AG
- ConvaTec Group
- Hollister Incorporated
- Medtronic PLC
- Boston Scientific Corporation
- Abbott Laboratories
- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
- DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson)
- Terumo Corporation
- C.R. Bard (Becton, Dickinson and Company)