Urinary Catheters Market Outline


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Worldwide, a large number of individuals suffer from cardiovascular, urological, and neurological disorders require hospitalization, which generally requires catheterization for the patients. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 200 million individuals suffer from some form of bladder control problem that requires urinary catheterization. According to the National Health Service (NHS) of the U.K., approximately 3 million to 6 million people were suffering from some degree of urinary incontinence in the U.K. in 2013. As per current statistics of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and National Kidney Foundation, on an average one out of every eight adult American shows evidence of chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Several players in the market are investing heavily to develop differentiator products that will further intensify competition, especially among local players. Another noticeable growth trend in the market is acquisitions by means of which companies are not only expanding their shares but also strengthening their position across various geographies. for example, TE Connectivity Corporation, acquired Advanced Catheters in February 2015 to enhance its medical business and strengthen its position in the medical industry which is expanding at a fast pace.


Market Scope: Urinary Catheters Market

The market is segmented based on the product, type, material, application, end user and geography


Based on the product, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Intermittent Catheters
  • Condom Catheters
  • Foley Catheters


Based on the type, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Uncoated Urinary Catheters
  • Coated Urinary Catheters


Based on the Material, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Latex
  • Silicone
  • Silicone Elastomer Coated Latex
  • Hydrophilic Polymer Coated Latex
  • Teflon Coated Latex


Based on the Application, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • General Surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Others


Based on the End User, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Clinical Catheterization Hospitals
  • Nursing Home
  • Home care
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centres


Based on Geography, the market is segmented into the following:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East and Africa.


Regional Analysis:  Urinary Catheters Market

Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. North America holds the largest share in market followed by Europe. Germany is dominating this market while the UK is the fastest growing in Europe. The Asia Pacific is expected to witness robust growth in the forthcoming years owing to greater government support, a large geriatric population base suffering from urinary problems that call for immediate catheterization, higher income levels, and widespread awareness. Also, the Asia Pacific Urinary Catheters market is primarily driven by India and China..


Competition Assessment:

  • Braun Melsungen AG (Germany)
  • Coloplast A/S. (Denmark)
  • Becton Dickinson & Co (USA)
  • Teleflex Incorporation (USA)
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (USA)
  • Covidien Plc(Ireland)
  • Hollister Incorporated (USA)
  • CooK Medical. (USA).



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