According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Urinary Incontinence Market by Product, Incontinence Type, End User, and Region: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2030,” The global urinary incontinence market size was valued at $10,124.33 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $19,341.15 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.8% from 2021 to 2030.
Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent condition and is considered to be an underreported problem that increases with age that affects nearly 50% of the geriatric population. It is categorized into product, incontinence type, end user, and region. Stress urine leakage is associated with increased abdominal pressure from laughing, sneezing, coughing, climbing stairs, or other physical factors that assert stress on the abdominal cavity. Whereas, urge incontinence is the involuntary leakage accompanied by urgency.
Urinary incontinence has a major impact on the emotional, psychological, and social life; maximum number of patients suffering from urinary incontinence cannot perform regular activities confidently. This propels the development of effective solutions for the treatment of the same. According to the Urology Care Foundation, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. suffer from urinary incontinence per year. This also indicates that approximately 33 million of the U.S. residents have overactive bladder that represent symptoms of urgency and frequency.
Some of the other factors responsible for substantial urinary incontinence market growth include rise in demand for minimally invasive procedures, development of innovative urinary incontinence devices, increase in aging population coupled with high risk of urological conditions, and increase in the urinary incontinent patients transitioning from conventional solutions to advanced surgical treatments.
Factors such as lack of awareness regarding novel developments in the urinary incontinence devices and post-operative complications associated with the devices restrict the urinary incontinence market growth to a certain extent.
Moreover, growth in healthcare expenditures in the developing economies offers lucrative opportunities for the market players to invest in these economies.
COVID-19 is a large family of viruses that causes illness ranging from common cold to more severe respiratory diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the industry growth significantly, as the demand for urinary incontinence device decreased owing to decline in diagnostics and surgical procedures in the first half of 2020. According to the study published in the British Journal of Surgery, around 28.4 million elective procedures were cancelled or postponed in May 2020, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19. Thus, the outbreak of COVID-19 has negatively impacted the growth of the urinary incontinence device market.
The urinary incontinence market is segmented on the basis of product, incontinence type, end user, and region. By product, the market is bifurcated into devices and disposables. The devices segment is further bifurcated into urinary catheters, vaginal slings, Electrical stimulation devices, artificial urinary sphincters, other devices and category. Urinary catheters are sub segmented into Foley catheters and other urinary catheters. Vaginal slings segment is sub segmented into conventional vaginal slings and advanced vaginal slings. On the basis of category, it is classified into external urinary incontinence devices and internal urinary incontinence devices. The disposables segment is further categorized into disposable underwear, disposable shields, disposable diapers, disposable underpads, and others. By incontinence type, the market is divided into stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, overflow urinary incontinence, and functional urinary incontinence. Further, by end user, it is classified into hospitals and clinics, homecare, and others. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
By product, the disposables segment generated the highest revenue in 2020 attributed to the growing number of geriatric population in the past years.
By incontinence type, the stress urinary incontinence segment generated the highest revenue in 2020 and is anticipated to continue this trend throughout the forecast period due to rising prevalence of stress urinary incontinence.
By end user, the hospitals and clinics segment dominated the urinary incontinence market in 2020 and is anticipated to continue this trend throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to the rising number of the surgeries incorporating traditional urinary incontinence devices which demands the patients to stay overnight in the hospitals.
The key players in this urinary incontinence market have adopted product launch as one of their key developmental strategies such as acquisitions and product launches. The major companies profiled in the report include Becton, Dickinson and Company (C.R. Bard Inc.), Boston Scientific Corporation, Caldera Medical, Coloplast A/S, ConvaTec Group plc, Cook Group Inc., Johnson and Johnson, Laborie Medical, Medtronic Plc., Teleflex Incorporated, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Berry Global Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., Domtar Corporation, First Quality Enterprises, Inc., Freudenberg & Co. KG, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Unicharm Corporation.
Key Findings Of The Study
- By product, the disposables segment dominated the urinary incontinence market in 2020 and is expected to continue during the forecast period owing to the repetitive use or consumption along with repetitive purchase of urinary incontinence disposables
- By incontinence type, the stress urinary incontinence (SUI) segment dominated the global urinary incontinence market in 2020. This is attributed to high incidence of stress urinary incontinence witnessed among women globally
- Based on end user, the hospital and clinics segment dominated the global market in 2020 and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period owing to urinary incontinence most commonly affects women and the prevalence is high among hospitalized older adults
- On the basis of region, in 2020, North America witnessed supremacy in the urinary incontinence market due to increase in prevalence of urinary incontinence in North America along with early adoption of novel urinary incontinence devices along with increase in prevalence of stress urinary incontinence among women in this region. Whereas, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow at the fastest pace owing to growth in healthcare expenditures in the developing economies of this region.