Strong HUD Code Production in April 2018

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Washington, D.C., June 4, 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 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:

StateCumulativeCurrent Month (Apr.. 2018)20182017
Texas74,806 homes1,6216,9315,045
Louisiana29,386 homes4291,7992,227
Florida23,588 homes5602,2401,999
Alabama17,795 homes3612,1042,552
N.C16,518 homes3431,6171,306
Mississippi15,146 homes3201,3771,193
California14,568 homes3161,3531,187
Kentucky13,668 homes220969894
Michigan13,398 homes4061,3811,651
Tennessee11,662 homes2711,060859

The latest information for April 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.