In April 2014, 5,718 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 7.5 percent from April 2013.
Increases were across the board with shipments of both single-section and multisection homes up compared with the same month last year. Total floors shipped in April 2014 were 8,790, an increase of 7.2 percent compared with April 2013.
The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 67,092 in April 2014, up 13.1 percent from the adjusted rate of 59,295 in March 2014. The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total.
The number of plants reporting production in April 2014 was 123 and the number of active corporations was 46, both unchanged from the numbers in March 2014.