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Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market

Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market

Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2020 to 2030

Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market

Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market Overview

The Global HMB market is slated for positive growth ahead. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of ~6% across the forecast period (2020-2030). HMB is highly used as therapeutic dosage for muscle growth among patients who have undergone liver transplants. Patients with liver transplants often face sarcopenia, a condition which leads to a reduction in skeletal muscle mass. To restore this mass, HMB dosages are highly recommended.

Besides, patients with AIDS and stage IV cancers are often suggested to consume therapeutic dose of 3mg HMB per day. On the back of these factors, the market is forecast to register increasing demand in the future. However the side effects of HMB can restrict market growth in the future.

Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Application Insights

HMB caters mainly to the demand from two markets, sports supplements and dietary supplements. HMB is processed to Ca-HMB, which is then formulated as a sports supplement or utilized by nutraceuticals for manufacturing HMB based dietary supplements.

A spurt in health conscious consumers has significantly increased demand of HMB within the sports industry. For sports professionals and bodybuilders, it is recommended to consume 3 grams per day for 10-14 weeks for lean body mass (LBM) gain.

Hence, HMB is consumed externally as an ergogenic aid. This uptick in the number of health conscious people has surged the demand of HMB from sports supplements.

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Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market Share Analysis by Purity

By Purity, HMB between 98%-99% is set to account for the largest chunk of the market share through 2030. This can be attributed to the segment’s high use among bodybuilders. On the other hand, the 99% segment will witness the fastest growth throughout the forecast period. Amongst these HMB powders with 98%- 99% purity are set to soar on popularity.

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Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Regional Analysis

From the regional perspective, North America accounts for more than 35% of the global HMB market share. This is because of the large number of HMB industries in the region. The United States has the highest per capita spending on sports supplements, owing to the increased demand for HMB in the historical period.

The scenario is expected to slightly shift towards East Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea, which have recorded significant growth in HMB demand. Furthermore, Europe and South Asia & Oceania have witnessed moderate growth with demand mainly from Italy, France, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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From the supply side, China is poised to be a strategic location for the production of HMB as it provides enormous opportunities owing to the ease of approvals, regulatory processes and solid supply chain management. These factors have prompted American HMB manufacturers to provide licenses to Chinese HMB manufacturing groups.

In addition, large economies of scale are further benefitting the Chinese market, as it is on the growing side of the product life cycle (PLC). Constant supply of raw materials has favoured manufacturers to maintain their HMB supply strength.

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COVID-19 Impact on Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has significant ramifications for the HMB market. Despite the rise in demand for HMB in dietary supplements, lower production arising due to nationwide lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus has limited market prospects.

Most of the HMB is being manufactured in China, the epicentre of the pandemic. As a result, production has stalled, leading to a significant demand-supply gap. However, increase in demand for nutritional HMB supplements owing to the lean body mass losses in COVID-19 patients is set to normalize the HMB market growth.

Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) Leading Manufacturers and Competition Landscape

The global HMB market is highly monopolistic in nature. Two players prevail in the market. One company actively consumes HMB for the production of HMB based dietary supplement with trade name “Ensure Nutrivigor”. The other firm caters to the sports supplement market under the trade name “myHMB”. The rest of the HMB is supplied to distributors such as Glanbia Nutrition, GNC, Holland & Barrett and sports supplement formulator companies.

HMB manufacturers are set to capture significant market share across key regions. However, India is set to become a barrier for HMB stakeholders due to stringent regulations from FSSAI over HMB supply.

Owing to the low market clearing price and monopolistic HMB market, key stakeholders are set to leverage their supply arm in strategic countries such as Japan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South Korea.

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“HMB market is set to witness a spike in market prices with the growing demand FOR HMB sports and nutrition supplements”, says a Fact.MR Analyst.

About the Report

Fact.MR published an exclusive forecast report for Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market between 2020 and 2030. The foremost objective of this report on Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market is to pitch spearhead insights on market scenario, demand generators and technological advancements in the Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market.

Also, the study on Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market addresses key dynamics, which are expected to diversify the sales and future prominence of Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market.

The report on Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market begins with an executive overview in which product definition has been provided. The report further proceeds with taxonomy of Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market elaborating on the key segments.

Also, the report outlines visionary insights on dynamics Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market including drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends and pricing analysis along with the key buying factors for Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB).

Supply chain analysis and pricing analysis of the Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market along with the difference between Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) used as per applications have also been included in the report to help the readers clearly understand the product framework map in Hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) market.

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HMB Market Segmentation

Fact.MR has studied the HMB market with detailed segmentation on the basis of purity, application, and key regions.


  • 98% - 99%
  • Above 99%


  • Sports Supplement
  • Dietary Supplement


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

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β–Hydroxy β–Methylbutyrate (HMB) Market- Scope of the Report

The recent study by Fact.MR on HMB market offers a 10-year forecast between 2020 and 2030. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of HMB market. This report explicates on vital dynamics such as the drivers, restraints and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with the manufacturing of HMB. The study also provides dynamics that are responsible for influencing the future status of HMB market over the forecast period.

A detailed assessment of HMB value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across the regional markets has been covered in the report. A list of prominent companies operating in the HMB market along with their product portfolio enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

HMB Market: Report Summary

The study offers a comprehensive analysis on diverse features including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation and sales in HMB market across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on HMB market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of HMB during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

HMB Market: Analysis on market Size Evaluation

HMB market has been analyzed for each market segment, in terms of volume (tons) and value (US$ Mn). Market estimates at global and regional levels for HMB is available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “tons” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent HMB market segments, along with a market attractiveness evaluation has been incorporated in the report.

Furthermore, the absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve along with identifying potential resources, considering sales and distribution perspective in the global HMB market.

HMB Market: Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the HMB report, which have helped to deliver projection on the regional markets. These chapters include the regional macros (political economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of HMB market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for HMB has been offered for each regional market, along with the market scope estimate and forecast, price index, and impact analysis of dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value & volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

HMB market: In-Depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape

The report sheds light on the leading manufacturers of HMB along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data information related to the market performers, who are principally engaged in the production of the HMB, has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits the report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

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