Indwelling Catheters Market

Market Study on Indwelling Catheters: Nearly 1/3 Market Share Held by Single Strip Packs

Indwelling Catheters Market Segmented By Indwelling Urinary Catheters, Indwelling Plural Catheters, Indwelling Peritoneal Catheters, Indwelling Nephrostomy Catheters, Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Product Latex, PVC, Silicone, Tetrafluorethylene-hexafluoropropylene Material in Single Strip Packs, Kit Packs

  • November-2021
  • PMRREP32043
  • 279 Pages
  • Healthcare

Market Snapshot

The global indwelling catheters market was valued at US$ 6.9 Bn in 2020, and is projected to rise at a CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period (2021-2031), according to the latest Persistence Market Research study, mainly on back of increasing indwelling catheter uses across medical settings around the world.

Tetrafluorethylene-hexafluoropropylene (Teflon) indwelling catheters are hugely popular and have captured nearly 50% market share, while based on product, peripheral intravenous catheters lead with around 2/3 of overall indwelling catheter consumption. Indwelling catheter sales account for nearly 2.5% of the overall medical disposable market.

Indwelling Catheters Market Size (2020)

US$ 6.9 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

US$ 13.5 Bn

Forecasted Growth Rate (2021-2031)

6.4% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Countries


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  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Cardinal Health
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Coloplast
  • Medtronic
  • ConvaTec, Inc
  • Sterimed Group
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • McKesson Medical
  • Poiesis Medical
  • COOK Medical
  • Smiths Medical
  • Rocket Medical plc

Indwelling Catheters Demand Analysis (2016-2020) Compared to Market Projections (2021-2031)

According to Persistence Market Research, sales of indwelling catheters increased at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2016 to 2020. This is primarily due to their wide application for the treatment of various diseases such as urinary incontinence and hygiene care of bedridden patients.

Manufacturers involved in indwelling catheter care are investing in research & development to develop new products for strengthening their presence in the market.

  • For instance, in May 2017, B. Braun Medical Inc. announced the single-use Actreen® Mini Catheter and the Actreen® Mini Set at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual conference in Boston.
  • In April 2020, Bactiguard launched catheter the BIP Foley TempSensor (foley catheter) for patients who need temperature control and prevention from infections.
  • In November 2021, The Flume Catheter Company (TFCC) gained 510(k) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new indwelling urinary catheter.

Persistence Market Research expects indwelling catheter demand to surge at a CAGR of 6.4% through 2031.

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How is Increasing Geriatric Population Driving Sales of Indwelling Catheters?

Indwelling catheters are widely used for elderly patients suffering from urinary retention, incontinence, pressure ulcers, and cancer. These are used by healthcare workers in order to ease their burden when handling elder patients. Even post-surgery, indwelling catheters are required since patients are not completely mobile.

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Which Factors are Mainly Responsible for Driving Indwelling Catheters Industry Expansion?

Increasing prevalence of urinary incontinence is expected to drive demand for urinary catheters. Urinary catheterization is a process in which a catheter is inserted into the bladder for urine drainage or collection. Urinary incontinence is a medical condition that leads to the loss of bladder control while coughing or sneezing.

  • For instance, according to a June 2021 article in the International Journal of Health Sciences and Research Journal, prevalence of urinary incontinence was 29.3%.

Urinary incontinence is more commonly seen in the geriatric population and women.

Catheters have application in surgeries also. Urinary catheters are used while a surgery is going on and the patient is under anaesthesia, so as to keep the bladder empty throughout.

  • According to a 2019 study published in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, approximately 266 million surgeries took place in 2015 across the world.

Increasing number of surgeries is expected to drive demand for catheter utilization and offer lucrative growth opportunities for indwelling catheter manufacturers over the coming years.


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Country-wise Insights

Will the U.S. Remain a Key Market for Indwelling Catheter Suppliers?

The U.S. market for indwelling catheters is estimated to account for 91.8% value share in North America. Demand for indwelling catheter is increasing across the U.S. due to rising number of medical device and surgical instrument manufacturing companies in the country and improvements in quality control systems.

Why is Germany Leading the European Market for Indwelling Catheters?

Germany accounts for 20.4% indwelling catheter consumption share in Europe. High demand for indwelling catheters in Germany is primarily due to increasing geriatric population in the country.

  • For instance, according to World Bank Data, 22% of the population in Germany were 65 and above years age in 2020, thus majorly driving demand for indwelling catheters in the country.

Which Factors are Supporting Indwelling Catheter Sales in Japan?

Japan accounts for nearly 37.5% market share of indwelling catheters in East Asia. This is primarily due to the large number of hospitals and availability of hospital beds per 1,000 persons in the country.

For instance, according to World Bank Data, there were 13 hospital beds per 1,000 people in Japan in 2018. This is majorly supporting the market for indwelling catheters, including intermittent catheters, in Japan.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Popularity of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Rising?

In terms of product, peripheral intravenous catheters hold a high share of 66% because they are widely used for hospitalized patients primarily for therapeutic purposes such as administration of medications.

Why are Tetrafluorethylene-hexafluoropropylene (Teflon) Indwelling Catheters Hugely Popular?

In terms of material, tetrafluorethylene-hexafluoropropylene (Teflon) indwelling catheters account for 49.8% market share, indicating high demand because they reduce friction and allow easier insertion for patients.

Impact of COVID-19 Crisis

Due to COVID 19, there has been a gradual rise in market growth across the product segment of indwelling catheters. This is primarily due to rise in the number of patients admitted in hospitals for seeking treatment for COVID-19 and associated diseases.

In some cases, COVID-19 leads to multiple diseases conditions such as diabetes and stroke, thereby requiring patients to get hospitalized or even undergo surgeries.

However, lockdowns due to COVID-19 caused supply chain disruptions and discontinued business operations, which left many medical device companies in the lurch. COVID19 hampered the medical devices industry due to shortage of manpower, which also restrained sales of indwelling catheters to some extent. But this was a short-term impact and steady market growth is expected over the coming months and years.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in the urinary catheters market are actively seeking to strengthen their position through approvals, collaborations, acquisitions, and partnerships with established as well as emerging market players.

  • In May 2018, Teleflex announced the commercial launch of TrapLiner® Catheter in Europe, which helps in preventing the loss of guidewire position or unintended guidewire advancement during catheter exchange, and eliminates the need for alternative catheter exchange techniques.
  • In September 2019, ConvaTec Group Plc announced the acquisition of Southlake Medical Supplies, Inc., a provider of catheter-related supplies in the U.S.
  • In August 2019, Smith Medical announced a collaboration with Medline Industries for enhancement of distribution of therapy devices.

Indwelling Catheters Industry Report Scope



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Market Analysis

  • USD Million for Value
  • Units for Volume

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product
  • Material
  • Packaging
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Coloplast
  • ConvaTec, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • COOK Medical
  • McKesson Medical

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecasts
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Indwelling Catheters Industry Research by Category


  • Indwelling Urinary Catheters
  • Indwelling Plural Catheters
  • Indwelling Peritoneal Catheters
  • Indwelling Nephrostomy Catheters
  • Peripheral Intravenous Catheters


  • Latex Indwelling Catheters
  • PVC Indwelling Catheters
  • Silicone Indwelling Catheters
  • Tetrafluorethylene-hexafluoropropylene (Teflon) Indwelling Catheters
  • Others


  • Single Strip Packs
  • Kit Packs

End User

  • Indwelling Catheters for Hospitals
  • Indwelling Catheters for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Indwelling Catheters for Long-term Care Centers
  • Indwelling Catheters for Home Care

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- FAQs -

The global indwelling catheters market is worth more than US$ 6.9 Bn at present.

Indwelling catheter sales value is expected to reach US$ 13.5 Bn by the end of 2031.

Sales of indwelling catheters increased at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2016 to 2020.

Manufacturers are focused on developing their distribution networks, increasing social awareness programs to educate the public, and involved in market consolidation activities.

The U.S., Germany, China, U.K., and Japan are 5 countries driving most demand for indwelling catheters.

North America currently holds the largest share of 47% of the global market.

Leading companies manufacturing indwelling catheters are Becton, Dickinson and Company, Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Medical, Medtronic Plc.

Japan and Korea hold 37.5% and 18% share, respectively, in the East Asia market for indwelling catheters.


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