Washington, D.C., April 3, 2018The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing pdf-images.-2jpgand Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production increased again during February 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,065 homes in February 2018, a 10.2% increase over the 7,312 HUD Code homes produced during February 2017.  Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 16,701 homes, a 10.3% increase over the 15,139 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 February 2018  — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:

StateCumulativeCurrent Month (Feb. 2018)20182017
Texas71,439 homes1,6833,5642,396
Louisiana28,537 homes4999501,261
Florida22,404 homes5591,056947
Alabama17,024 homes5461,3331,620
N.C15,647 homes371746625
Mississippi14,416 homes296647549
California13,898 homes338683516
Kentucky13,225 homes224526464
Michigan12,680 homes330663881
Tennessee11,098 homes257496417

The latest information for February 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.