Washington, D.C., June 4, 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 grew again in April 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,262 homes in April 2018, a 15.0% increase over the 7,184 HUD Code homes produced during April 2017. Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 33,646 homes, a 10.0% increase over the 30,568 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 April 2018 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:
The latest information for April 2018 results in no changes to the cumulative top ten list.