U.S. sales of 5-hour Energy drinks 2015-2019

Sales 5-hour Energy drinks have gradually declined over the given period - in 2018, sales totaled approximately 195.6 million U.S. dollars compared to 2015’s 241.74 million dollars. Over the same period, unit sales of the beverage also declined by over 16 percent.

Energy shots

The brand, 5-hour Energy, is manufactured by Living Essentials LLC and was first brought to market in 2004. The beverage is classified as an “energy shot”. Essentially, this means the drink contains a similar ingredient profile to full-size energy drinks but comes in a smaller package, normally 50ml bottles.

Market landscape

In convenience stores, 5-hour Energy are by far the market leader in energy shots. In 2018, sales of the brand were over 30 times greater than the next rival brand Tweaker. When considered as a dietary supplement instead of a beverage, 5-hour Energy was the fourth best-selling supplement brand in the United States, behind Nature Made, Ensure, and Clif.

Sales of 5-hour Energy drinks in the United States from 2015 to 2019

Sales in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Special properties

13 weeks ending the Saturday nearest December 25 of each consecutive year

Supplementary notes

Nielsen All Measured Channels (AMC)
Figures have been rounded.
Data prior to 2019 have been taken from the previous report.

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