by Mark Weiss
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production growth continued in July 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 6,781 homes in July 2018, a 16.8% increase over the 5,803 HUD Code homes produced during July 2017.
Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 57,531 homes, a 10% increase over the 52,305 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2017.
A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through July 2018 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:
The latest information for July 2018 results in no changes to the cumulative top ten list.
The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.