Industry Production Increases Parallel Strong Trump Economy and Pending Regulatory Review


Washington, D.C., July 5, 2018The 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 May 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,846 homes in May 2018, a 12.2% increase over the 7,882 HUD Code homes produced during May 2017.  Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 42,492 homes, a 10.5% increase over the 38,450 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 May 2018 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:

StateCumulativeCurrent Month (May. 2018)20182017
Texas76,385 homes1,5798,5106,473
Louisiana29,806 homes4202,2192,703
Florida24,248 homes6602,9002,490
Alabama18,243 homes4482,5522,947
N.C16,919 homes4012,0181,657
Mississippi15,473 homes3271,7041,500
California14,916 homes3481,7011,499
Kentucky13,905 homes2371,2061,463
Michigan13,719 homes3211,7022,071
Tennessee11,895 homes2331,2931,067

The latest information for May 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.

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)
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