September 2018 Manufactured Home Production Data Shows Slight Flatline

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Washington, D.C., November 6, 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), HUD Code manufactured home production flat-lined slightly in September 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,519 homes in September 2018, a 0.8% decline from the 7,580 HUD Code homes produced during September 2017. Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 74,207 homes, an 8.4% increase over the 68,419 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 September 2018  — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:

StateCumulativeCurrent Month (Sep. 2018)20182017
Texas82,378 homes1,45914,50311,692
Louisiana31,394 homes3723,8074,383
Florida26,695 homes5835,3474,474
Alabama19,511 homes2683,8204,221
N.C18,293 homes2913,3923,006
Mississippi16,607 homes2672,8382,716
California16,208 homes3162,9932,778
Michigan15,081 homes3203,0643,672
Kentucky14,889 homes2472,1902,385
Tennessee12,781 homes2002,1791,962

The latest information for September 2018, does not result in any 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.