Urinary Bag Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Urinary Bag Market by Product Type – Leg Bag, Belly Bag, Large Capacity Bag, and Drainage Bag for 2021 - 2031

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • At what rate will urinary bag market grow?

    The global urinary bag market will rise at a CAGR of 4.4% CAGR between 2021 and 2031. Easy availability of knowledge-based resources and focus on research to find cure for urinary incontinence, bladder obstruction, and other related illnesses will drive growth.

  • Which is the top-selling urinary bag type?

    Based on urinary bag products, drainage bags will hold a dominant share of over 52% in 2021. Commercialization of cost-effective drainage bags and their easy availability across developed countries will contribute to growth.

  • Who is the leading end user in the urinary bags market?

    Hospitals will account for more than 40% of the market in 2021. Increasing prevalence of chronic bladder-related diseases along with the surging number of patients affected with COVID-19 has increased hospital admission rates. This will in turn fuel demand for urinary bags to offer efficient patient care across hospitals.

  • What are the factors restraining the demand for urinary bags?

    Patients are at risk of developing urinary tract infections from prolonged use of urinary bags, which can pose significant challenge to the market.  For instance, purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is often linked to urinary tract infections. Two-piece systems can also trigger complications such as skin inflammation, erosion, and ulceration, due to bulkier sizes, and risk of leakage.

Key Questions Answered in Urinary Bag Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2015-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Urinary Bag Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2021-2031 Urinary Bags Market Outlook In Comparison to 2016-2020 Historical Sales

The global urinary bag market expanded at a moderate CAGR of over 3.5 % between 2016 and 2020. As per a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of urinary incontinence reported in population-based studies ranged from 9.9% to 36.1% (2–4), and is twice as high in older women as in older men. Urinary bags are often used to treat urinary incontinence, ulcerative colitis, retention or spinal cord injuries.

In 2019, as per Continence Foundation of Australia, around 38% of women and 13% of men in Australia were affected by urinary incontinence, which accounts for more than 1 in 3 Australians. As per the report, the condition is prevalent in women who have given birth (61%), people with arthritis (57%), diabetes (46%), disabilities (47%), mental health disorders (53%), in addition to men with prostate problems (54%).

Major companies are actively participating in partnerships, collaborations and mergers and acquisitions to expand their product portfolio. The availability of advanced urinary bag products has also increased with the number of visits for cancer treatments in hospitals.

Such factors are expected to create opportunities for the expansion of the urinary bag market over the forecast period, which is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% over 2021-2031.

What is the Impact of Consolidation Efforts on Urinary Bag Sales?

Given the consolidated nature of the market, key players are focusing on mergers and acquisitions to explore lucrative opportunities. Leading manufacturers are pushing for product commercializing in line with regulatory guidelines.

For instance, On December 29, 2017, BD completed the acquisition of Bard to create a medical technology company that is uniquely positioned to improve both the treatment of disease for patients and the process of care for healthcare providers.

Opportunities for urinary bag producers will arise by extended offerings to users in terms of effectiveness and convenience, along with regulatory support. Additionally, key manufacturers intending to expand their portfolios and distribution networks can look to developing nations as lucrative markets for investment.

In 2018, Hollister Incorporated announced the grand opening of its new distribution center in Oud Gastel, the Netherlands.

Rising healthcare spending and awareness among physicians and patients in developing countries like China, Russia, and India are expected to create significant opportunities for global market players.

According to the William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, United States, over 17 percent of Thailand's geriatric population suffers from urinary incontinence, followed by 13 percent in the Philippines, India, and South Korea.

The global increase in market consolidation activities including product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and product agreements will aid potential growth.

How Are Urinary Bag Market Players Gaining from Rising Cases of Chronic Ailments?

Urinary incontinence issues are very common in people over 40 years of age, according to a study released by the National Association for Continence in 2017. The condition leads to a lower quality of life and increased risk of morbidity. Various apps and marketing campaigns are being used by market players to raise awareness about urinary bags.

Australian patients who have been recommended by healthcare practitioners to get a complete evaluation of bladder-related conditions can avail the Commonwealth of Australia's continence care management services. It also provides a continence helpline, through which one can get expert advice about continence products.

Urological disorders are the third most common health concern among the elderly, according to the American Society of Nephrology, and these conditions account for roughly 47 percent of physician visits.

Over the years, the prevalence of ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has grown rapidly, especially amongst aged people. These diseases are common in developed economies, with higher penetration in urban areas.

According to the United Nations (UN’s) world population statistics, European nations such as Sweden and Germany, have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of older adults. Also, Since the risk of infection transmission is lower with disposable urinary drainage bags, healthcare professionals tend to prefer them over normal urinary bags.

Country-wise Insights

What Makes the U.S. the Largest Market for Urinary bag?

The U.S. accounts for more than 90% of the North America market. The healthcare system of the U.S. is well-known for its infrastructure and spending. Applications in cancer care centers and hospitals influenced by regulations and insurance policies, which in turn accelerates the growth of the market in the country.

As per the Urology Care Foundation, in 2019, 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men in the United States were impacted by overactive bladder symptoms.

Government and regulatory authorities in the U.S. are implementing several cost-containment plans to ease the burden on the healthcare sector. The U.S. government is actively taking initiatives to encourage various research activities for the development and treatment of urinary diseases. Telefex completed two large scale acquisitions: NeoTract, Inc. ("NeoTract") and Vascular Solutions, Inc. (“Vascular Solutions”).

According to the Urology Care Foundation, over 33 Mn people have overactive bladder disorders, and around 13 Mn people in the U.S. suffer from urinary incontinence. These factors will boost the demand for urinary bags in the U.S.

Why is Demand for Urinary Bag Increasing in Germany?

Germany is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5% through 2031 and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 270 Mn.

Germany is one of the world’s leading production hubs for pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Manufacturers in the country have created a competitive environment by developing products and leveraging cutting edge research for functionality improvements.

Additionally, manufacturers are constantly investing in operation expansions that will enable companies to optimize R&D, resulting in a promising product pipeline. Moreover, the prioritization of areas with high patient needs and working towards the development of innovative products is likely to generate substantial returns.

Why Role is Product Innovation Playing in the U.K.?

The U.K. market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 127 Mn by the end of 2031. The U.K. healthcare system is largely funded by the government. It is considered as one of the most successful healthcare systems in the world.

According to FMI’s analysis, the U.K. is identified as the leading market among the European countries, and the position is likely to hold through the forecast period.  Furthermore, rising research efforts, increasing pipeline drugs, and the presence of several major players creates a huge opportunity for urinary bag producers in the country.

What Factors Make China a Lucrative Market for Urinary Bags?

The market in China accounted for around US$ 72 Mn in 2021, and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4% by 2031. China is the second-largest pharmaceutical market in the world and is rapidly growing based on the two main factors - large-scale capital investment and rapid productivity growth.

These two factors have projected the country as an appealing destination for foreign investments and large domestic savings. Since the 1970s, the country has been transforming from being a low economic to a more market-oriented country.  With the growth in medical tourism, the sales prospects of urinary bags will remain positive for the foreseeable future.

How Will Increasing Focus on Research Surge Demand for Urinary bag in India?

India accounts for more than 50% of the South Asia urinary bags market. In recent years, Indian pharmaceutical companies have heavily invested in research operations. The demand for urinary bags is likely to grow, with significant impetus from the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

Public-private partnerships have become a major business in India due to factors such as the presence of government-funded pharmaceutical and medical institutions with advanced facilities for clinical trials.

Moreover, Indian manufacturers are expanding their businesses by exporting their products to various other countries, which will prove to be beneficial for the Indian market.

Category-wise Insights

Why is the Demand for Drainage Bags a Key Revenue Driver?

Based on urinary bag products, drainage bags are leading the market and are expected to hold market share of over 52% in 2021. Urine drainage bags are used for urine collection. These bags attached to sheaths or catheters set inside the bladder of an individual.

Urinary drainage bags are used by patients suffering from urinary retention, urine incontinence, and urological or gynecological surgeries in which a patient is unable to move from one place to another. Consequently, the segment is expected to retain its high market share over the forecast period.

Why is the Demand for 1000 ml Capacity Urinary Bags Increasing?

Based on capacity, 1000 ml capacity urine bags are preferred since it allows for easy movement of patients with sufficient quantity. This helps the patient to move freely without significant addition of weight.

As a result, the demand for 1000 ml capacity urine bags is likely to see a growth of 3.9% CAGR in the forecast period.

Why are Disposable Urinary Bags Preferred Over Reusable Options?

Disposable urinary bags account for more than 75% of the global market share. These products offer satisfaction to the users with a lower risk of infectious diseases.

Users also choose disposable urinary drainage bags owing to ease of use. In the case of reusable bags, careful cleaning and disinfection according to FDA guidelines is critical to prevent infection transfer from one patient to the next.

Since the risk of infection transmission is lower with disposable urinary drainage bags, healthcare professionals tend to prefer them over normal urinary bags.

How Will Urinary Bags for Adult Fare?

Adult urinary bags account for more than 90% of the global market. Overactive bladders and urinary urgency are most common in people over 40 years of age, according to a study released by the National Association for Continence in 2017.

Thus, the adult segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4% from 2021-2031, to cross US$ 2.5 Bn. The segment is also reflecting faster growth than pediatric products.

What’s the Market Share of Hospitals in Urinary Bag Market?

Urinary bag consumption by hospitals will grow at a CAGR of 3% through 2031 for surpassing a valuation of US$ 1 Bn. Hospitals are highly preferred for patient care for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) especially amongst geriatrics.

These diseases are more common in developed economies, with higher penetration in urban areas. Furthermore, the COVID-19 epidemic has increased hospital admission rates all over the world, which in turn has bolstered urinary bag requirements.

Competitive Landscape

The urinary bag market is consolidated in nature, with the presence of leading players operating in this space. The focus is primarily on research & development activities majorly for urinary retention, urine incontinence, and urological or gynecological surgeries.

Market players are also engaged in the expansion of global and regional presence through acquisitions, expansions, product launches, and improvement of distribution channels.

In August 2020, Volymi announced the launch of new smart catheter bags for patients with limited mobility capabilities. The bag incorporates an alert system which uses external sensors , which can be linked to a smartphone app.

In June 2019, Spinal Singularity developed a connected catheter device with supply chain support from Trelleborg , aimed towards applications for patients suffering from neurogenic bladders and chronic urinary retention.

Also, BD completed the acquisition of Bard to create a medical technology company that is uniquely positioned to improve both the treatment of disease for patients and the process of care for health care providers.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Hollister Incorporated
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Cook Medical
  • Moore Medical LLc
  • Mckesson Medical-Surgical Inc.
  • Arcus Medical LLc
  • Urocare
  • Covidien
  • Coloplast A/S
  • B. Braun
  • Romsons
  • Poly Medicure Limited
  • G.Surgiwear Ltd
  • Kiefel Medical
  • Jolfamar
  • Wujiang Evergreen Ex/Im Co. Ltd
  •  Leboo Healthcare Products Limited
  • C. R. Bard, Inc.

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence available in the report.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

U.S., Canada,  Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America  Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe  India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of South Asia  China, Japan, South, Korea  Australia, New Zealand,  GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Rest of MEA

Key Segments Covered

Product, Capacity, Usage, Patient Age, End User and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Hollister Incorporated
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Cook Medical
  • Moore Medical LLc
  • Mckesson Medical-Surgical Inc.
  • Arcus Medical LLc
  • Urocare
  • Covidien
  • Coloplast A/S
  • B. Braun
  • Romsons
  • Poly Medicure Limited
  • G.Surgiwear Ltd
  • Kiefel Medical
  • Jolfamar
  • Wujiang Evergreen Ex/Im Co. Ltd
  •  Leboo Healthcare Products Limited
  • C. R. Bard, Inc.

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Market Forecasts, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Market by Category


  • Leg Bag
  • Belly Bags
  • Large Capacity Bags
  • Drainage Bags


  • Less than 500 ml
  • 500 ml
  • 1000 ml
  • 2000 ml
  • 4000 ml


  • Reusable Urinary Bags
  • Disposable Urinary Bags

Patient Age

  • Pediatric
  • Adult

End User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Long Term Care Centers
  • Home Care Settings


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

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