Number of pages: 100 | Report Format: PDF | Published date: 25 August, 2022
Historical Years – 2020 | Base Year – 2021 | Forecasted Years – 2022-2030
The global incontinence care products market was pegged at ~US$ 12.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to witness a CAGR of ~4.50 % during the forecast period.
Incontinence care products refer to a collection of solutions designed for addressing the specific needs of patients with bladder and bowel issues. The geriatric population suffering from incontinence is the major consumer of the market. Incontinence products are also commonly used in adult populations, suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal traumas, and other mobility issues. Apart from this, astronauts also use these products during liftoff, landing, and extra-vehicular activity (EVA) to absorb urine and feces. Incontinence care products come in a lot of variations depending upon the leakage problem such as light absorbency, medium absorbency, heavy absorbency, and overnight absorbency. The products may be used temporarily or for long term if prolonged incontinence management is required.
The global incontinence care products market is mainly driven by high demand for the product, and the increasing geriatric population suffering from chronic diseases leading to incontinence. Furthermore, rapid technological advancements will result in a plethora of innovative products, which may represent a growth opportunity for this market. However, the high risk of infections such as urinary tract infection, and urinary dermatitis can restrain the market growth.
The global incontinence care products are segmented into four segments product type, gender, sales channel, and region.
Global Incontinence Care Products Market by Product Type
According to product type, the global incontinence care products market is grouped into absorbent and nonabsorbent products. The absorbent products segment is further classified into underwear & briefs, drip collectors, bed protectors, and pads & guards. Whereas the nonabsorbent products segment is grouped into catheters, slings, drainage bags and others. The absorbent segment has the highest stake in the global incontinence care products market. Factors contributing to this growth include rapid adoption, product comfort, and ease of access.
Global Incontinence Care Products Market by Gender
Based on gender demarcation, the global incontinence care products market is grouped into males and females. Incontinence is a condition that can occur in both genders, but females are more commonly reported to have this condition due to some events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, which can cause problems in the bladder muscles and nerves. According to the NCBI (National Center of Biotechnology Information) the patient pool of urinary incontinence has increased significantly, particularly among women aged 60 and older. The prevalence of urinary incontinence is also associated with age, obesity, smoking, and postmenopausal hormone therapy. Male incontinence is also increasing as the prevalence of medical conditions such as an enlarged prostate, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease are increasing.
Global Incontinence Care Products Market by Distribution Channel
Online and retail are two divisions of the worldwide market based on the distribution channel. The market has been dominated by retail sales. This growth is supported by factors such as instant availability of products through the retail method, and in person consultancy. Moreover, the online segment is characterized by attractive costing, availability of variety of products, and the rapid emergence of e-commerce businesses.
Global Incontinence Care Products Market by Region
Geographically, the global incontinence care products market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and rest of the world. Europe has dominated the global incontinence care products market. This leading position of Europe market is contributed by factors such as, high awareness, presence of evolved healthcare systems, and increased ageing population suffering from bladder and bowel issues, and several government initiatives supporting adoption of incontinence products. For instance, In June 2021 the NHS (National Health Services) supply chain is helping to support people with incontinence by concerning their experiences to ensure if the products are meeting the standards and fulfilling their needs. North America is the second largest regional market for incontinence care products, due to presence of major market players in this region. Also, high number of patients affected with chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease with incontinence as a symptom. The most common urinary symptom experienced by people with Parkinson’s disease is the need to urinate frequently, difficulty delaying urination and creating a sense of urinary urgency. Asia Pacific is anticipated to demonstrate high growth in the forecast period owing to factors such as improved awareness and increase in the geriatric population which normally suffers from urinary incontinence or incontinence associated with chronic conditions such as kidney stones, miscarriages, paralysis, and neuromuscular injuries.
Some of the prominent players operating in the global incontinence care products market
In October 2020 Essity a hygiene and health company launched TENA SmartCare, a new and innovative reusable digital sensor. This sensor is attached outside the TENA incontinence product which alerts the family member of caretaker for change.