GVR Report cover U.S. Industrial Hemp Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Industrial Hemp Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Animal Care, Textiles, Food & Beverages), By Product (Seeds, Fiber, Shivs), And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

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  • Number of Pages: 80
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U.S. Industrial Hemp Market Size & Trends

The U.S. industrial hemp market size was estimated at USD 1.63 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% from 2024 to 2030. Industrial hemp is used in over 25,000 products across automotive, construction, personal care, cosmetics, food and beverages, food supplements, textiles, paper, and many other industries. Hemp is a strong fiber, and is highly durable, biodegradable, lightweight, and has low production costs. The product is increasingly being utilized in several end-use industries in the U.S. owing to the flourishing domestic manufacturing sector and high standards of living.

U.S. Industrial Hemp Market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

The growing preference for eco-friendly products in construction materials, thermal insulation, fiberglass alternatives, and automotive products is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing demand for technical products including solvents, oil paints, printing inks, putty, varnishes, fuelchain-saw lubricants, and coatings is expected to have a major impact on the market’s growth.

The cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution processes of hemp-based products are governed by stringent regulations. Players in the global industrial hemp market aim to supply high-quality hemp products at minimum prices. Distributors work directly with the farmers and manufacturers to ensure immediate delivery of the products.

Industrial hemp production has massively increased in recent years, accredited to changes in legislation and growing awareness about the plant's various uses. According to the World Population Review, Utah, Kentucky, Oregon, Colorado, and California were the leading hemp-producing states in 2022.

In the U.S., hemp production is managed under drug enforcement laws. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its final regulations in 2021 after the 2018 farm bill was passed, making provisions for farmers to produce hemp for agricultural research programs and industrial purposes. To manufacture industrial hemp in the country a producer must obtain a license from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Distributors/wholesalers usually have contracts with entrepreneurs who utilize hemp products.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

The market growth is high and is accelerating at a significant pace owing to a moderately fragmented market. U.S. industrial hemp producers are actively implementing challenging strategic initiatives such as mergers & acquisitions, innovation, and production expansion, among others.

U.S. Industrial Hemp Market Concentration & Characteristics

The level of innovation is high owing to increasing research & development initiatives by the state and federal governments to develop agronomy and new genetics of industrial hemp. For instance, the ongoing Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program by the NYS Department of Agriculture promotes and accepts future research applications in the areas of fiber, grain, and Cannabidiol (CBD).

The market is driven by investments in R&D activities. In September 2022, Oregon State University received a USD 50.0 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to collaborate with Native American Tribes on framing practices that can improve soil health and manage the carbon footprint. The collaboration was aimed at incorporating climate-smart practices such as rotation of hemp, grains, alfalfa, corn, and onions. Furthermore, in September 2021, Cornell University received a grant of USD 2.3 million to study and research electric weed control in perennial fruit crops. Such ongoing R&D investments are factoring the market growth.

Threat of substitutes is moderate in this market owing to the unavailability of products with exactly similar characteristics. Products such as Kenaf and Flax are close to cotton and okra contains two types of fiber, bast, and core, similar to hemp fibers, and are used to make burlap, carpet padding, pulp, animal bedding, and packaging materials. However, the market for these products is very niche with a few processing facilities. In terms of food & beverage applications, flax seeds and chia seeds also have similar nutritional profiles available easily and at affordable prices in grocery stores. The aforementioned products are a potential threat to industrial hemp in the food & beverage industry.

Application Insights

Food & beverage accounted for the largest revenue share of 32.6% in 2023 owing to hemp’s high nutritional content, including proteins, fatty acids, and several other ingredients. Hemp seeds and oilcakes are used in salads, cooking oil, hemp dairy alternatives, granola bars, hemp flour, and a range of other food products. These products have high acceptance amongst consumers, thereby driving the segment growth.

Textiles is projected to emerge as the fastest growing segment during the forecast period. Fabrics made from hemp have better physical attributes and properties. For instance, they are hypo-allergic, naturally resistant to mold, UV light, and mildew, and stronger than their traditional counterparts. Applications of hemp in textiles include twine, rope, nets, canvas bags, tarps, carpets, and geotextiles.

Product Insights

The seeds segment dominated the market, accounting for a revenue share of 76.3% in 2023. Hemp seeds have a high nutritional value, which helps in building healthy body cells and maintaining brain and nerve function. Three tablespoons of hempseed contain 11 grams of protein comprised of 67% edestin, which supports a healthy immune system and 33% globulin. Furthermore, they are a good source of zinc and magnesium. Seeds are majorly used to produce hemp oil which is consumed in food and beverages, personal care, and animal feed industries.

U.S. Industrial Hemp Market share and size, 2023

The fiber segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Hemp biocomposites are extensively used for automotive molding applications. Hemp fibers contain a high amount of hemicellulose, are robust, and have a high absorbent capacity which makes hemp a useful substitute for cotton in the textile industry.

Key U.S. Industrial Hemp Company Insights

American drug and controlled substance laws and the Food & Drug Administration regulate the market; only hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of less than 0.3% is allowed for cultivation and consumption. Furthermore, industrial hemp production in the U.S. faces various barriers such as stringent U.S. government drug policies and the DEA’s concerns regarding the ramifications and commercialization of hemp products.

Furthermore, the U.S. industrial hemp cultivators face competition from other global suppliers including China and Canada. To sustain in the competitive market, the existing players are focusing on optimizing their manufacturing processes and investing in R&D activities.

Key U.S. Industrial Hemp Companies:

  • Marijuana Company of America Inc.
  • HempMeds Brasil
  • Terra Tech Corp
  • American Cannabis Company, Inc.
  • Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC
  • American Hemp
  • Hemp, Inc.
  • Boring Hemp Company
  • Toyoshima
  • Panda Biotech

Recent Developments

  • In April 2023, Panda Biotech entered into a strategic collaboration with Ute Growth Fund to develop industrial hemp processing facilities, diversify its business portfolio, and promote sustainable textile fibers.

  • In March 2023, Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. made an investment in FyberX to co-create regenerative hemp fiber that will benefit farmers, rebuild rural communities, repair soil health, and provide better alternatives to several industries, including textiles. 

U.S. Industrial Hemp Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 1.96 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 6.22 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 21.1% from 2024 to 2030

Actual data

2018 - 2023

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in tons, revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Product, application

Country Scope


Key companies profiled

Marijuana Company of America Inc.; HempMeds Brasil; Terra Tech Corp; American Cannabis Company, Inc.; Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC; American Hemp; Hemp, Inc.; Boring Hemp Company; Toyoshima;

Panda Biotech

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U.S. Industrial Hemp Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts volume & revenue growth at country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. industrial hemp market report based on product, and application:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Seeds

    • Fiber

    • Shives

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Animal Care

    • Textiles

    • Automotive

    • Furniture

    • Food & Beverages

    • Paper

    • Construction Materials

    • Personal Care

    • Others

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