Canada Hospital Supplies Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Type of Product into Patient Examination Devices, Operating Room Equipment, Mobility Aids and Transportation Equipment, Sterilisation and Disinfectant Equipment, Disposable Hospital Supplies, and Syringes and Needles.

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Market Overview

Canada’s hospital supplies market is poised to reach USD 28.8 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 6.6%. Hospital medical equipment and supplies include various devices, tools, instruments, and medical consumables that are used in hospitals and healthcare establishments.

The Canadian hospital supplies market is increasing at a substantial rate due to the upsurge in the number of hospitals, rapidly increasing aging population, and the increasing awareness about hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

Scope of the Report

Hospital supplies are medical equipment and consumables that are used in hospitals and clinics for the treatment, transportation, disinfection, and preliminary diagnosis of patients. Hospital supplies include medical products, such as gowns, drapes, gloves, procedure trays, operating room tables, operating room lights, needles syringes, thermometers, stethoscopes, stretchers, wheel chairs, sterilization equipment, and syringes and needles.

There have been advancements in technology which have improved the functionality of hospital supplies, resulting in the increased adoption of hospital supplies, such as needles and syringes, gloves, drapes, and gowns. Almost all procedures in hospitals include some type of hospital supplies, underlining the importance of the hospital supplies market.

Type of Product
Patient Examination Devices
Operating Room Equipment
Mobility Aids and Transportation Equipment
Sterilization and Disinfectant Equipment
Disposable Hospital Supplies
Syringes and Needles

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Key Market Trends

Patient Examination Devices led the market in 2018

Based on the type of product, the market is led by patient examination devices. The growing geriatric population and increasing incidence of hospital acquired infection is fuelling the growth of this product segment.

The patient examination devices are capital equipment which require high initial capital. Consequently, their replacement rate is fairly low and over the forecast period, the growth rate of this product segment will lower significantly.


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Disposable Hospital Supplies to have highest growth

Over the forecast period, the fastest growing sub-segment under type of product segmentation is expected to be disposable hospital supplies. The growth in the number of out-patient visits in Canada is primarily due to increasing prevalence of acute infections, and is the main propellant for the high growth of disposable hospital supplies. 

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Competitive Landscape

The leading vendors of hospital supplies in the Canadian region include Cardinal Health Inc. and 3M Healthcare. Other leading vendors include Boston Scientific and B. Braun Melsungen. The disposable hospital supplies market in Canada includes both big companies as well as many small companies. The companies have presences in different segments, including gowns, gloves, drapes, and procedure trays.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increase in Geriatric Population

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Guidelines concerning Disinfections and Sterilisation

      2. 4.3.2 Growing Popularity of Home Care Services

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type of Product

      1. 5.1.1 Patient Examination Devices

      2. 5.1.2 Operating Room Equipment

      3. 5.1.3 Mobility Aids and Transportation Equipment

      4. 5.1.4 Sterilization and Disinfectant Equipment

      5. 5.1.5 Disposable Hospital Supplies

      6. 5.1.6 Syringes and Needles


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 3M Healthcare

      2. 6.1.2 Advanced Sterilization Products Services

      3. 6.1.3 B Braun

      4. 6.1.4 Baxter International

      5. 6.1.5 Becton Dickinson

      6. 6.1.6 Boston Scientific Group

      7. 6.1.7 Cardinal Health

      8. 6.1.8 Covidien

      9. 6.1.9 GE Healthcare

      10. 6.1.10 Johnson & Johnson

      11. 6.1.11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation

      12. 6.1.12 Medtronics

      13. 6.1.13 Smith & Nephew

      14. 6.1.14 Stryker Corporation

      15. 6.1.15 Thermo Fisher Scientific�

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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