It has been estimated that the global market for hemp consists of more than 25,000 products in nine submarkets: agriculture; textiles; recycling; automotive; furniture; food/nutrition/beverages; paper; construction materials; and personal care.
Hempseed and oil cake are used in a range of foods and beverages, and can be an alternative food protein source. Oil, from the crushed hemp seed, is used as an ingredient in a range of body care products and nutritional supplements.
Natural hemp fibers are used in a wide range of products, including fabrics and textiles, yarns and spun fibers, paper, carpeting, home furnishings, construction and insulation materials, auto parts, and composites. Hurds are used in various applications such as animal bedding, material inputs, papermaking, and composites. Oil from the crushed hemp seed is used for industrial oils, paints, sealants and biofuel.