Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017 – 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 increased again during April 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,184 homes in April 2017, a 7.4% increase over the 6,689 HUD Code homes produced during April 2016. Cumulative industry production for 2017 now totals 30,568 homes, an 18.5% increase over the 25,790 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2016.
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 2017 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2017) and prior year (2016) shipments per category as indicated — are:
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