In a release this morning to MHProNews, the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) said the following.
|June 2019 TMHA Shipment Report|
|Texas Shipments pulled back in June on a decrease in production days and an increase in homes shipped out of the state.|
TEXAS MANUFACTURED HOME SHIPMENTS MARKET ANALYSIS
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:18:00 PM
Manufactured home shipments for June moved down sharply from both the preceding month and June of last year. The decline hit both multi-section and single-section homes, but was much steeper in the single-section market.
The headline total of 1,178 homes shipped marks the lowest total so far in 2019, but June, like February, only had 20 weekdays worth of production time. Looking at home shipments per production day available, June was right in line at 59 homes per day with the January through April average. May saw that metric jump to 66 homes a day.
Another potential factor working to soften Texas shipments in June was an uptick in homes shipped out of state. Exported homes moved up 18.7% over May to their highest total of the year at 425 homes. Incorporating the exported homes, Texas manufacturing plants were running at about the same 78 homes produced per day as they did in May.
|Total for June:||506||672||1,178|
|Change from May:||-28.1%||-10.2%||-18.9%|
|Change from June of 2018:||-35.7%||-11.6%||-23.9%|
## End of TMHA Report ##
National data will be available soon. Data from MHI and MHARR for May shipments are found at the link below.
But this is but the latest data point that reflects that despite state or Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) efforts to ‘promote, educate, and protect’ the industry, that manufactured home sales are declining during an affordable housing crisis. That speaks volumes. Will a 9 consecutive month year-over-year downturn turn into 10 months? See the related reports, linked below the byline and notices.
Never forget what MHI told the industry about ‘momentum’ last year, and all of their claimed promotions. How are those working?
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach for MHProNews.com.
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