Estimated Size and Value of the US Retail Market for Hemp Products
"No official estimates are available of the value of U.S. sales of hemp-based products. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) reports that total U.S. retail sales of hemp products of nearly $600 million in 2015,12 which includes food and body products, clothing, auto parts, building materials, and other products (Figure 2). HIA further claims that growth in U.S. hemp retail sales averaged more than 15% annually over the 2010-2015 time frame. Much of this growth has been attributable to increased sales of hemp-based body products, supplements, and foods. Combined, these categories account for more than 60% of the value of U.S. retail sales.
"Little detailed information is available on some other hemp-based sectors, such as for use in construction, biofuels, paper, textiles, or other manufacturing uses. Data are also not available on existing businesses or processing facilities."
Johnson, Renée, "Hemp As An Agricultural Commodity," Congressional Research Service (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, March 10, 2017), pp. 3-4.