MHARRWashington, D.C., September 3, 2012 – 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), the manufactured housing industry rebound that began in August 2011 has now reached the one-year benchmark, with twelve consecutive months of production increases. Just-released statistics for July 2012 indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 4,221 homes, an increase of 14.8% from the 3,676 HUD Code homes produced during July 2011.  Cumulative 2012 industry production now totals 31,936 homes, up 19% from cumulative industry production of 26,828 homes during the same period in 2011.   

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states for the period of August 2011 to July 2012 — with cumulative shipment totals as indicated — are:

1. Texas ——————————– 10,107 homes

2. Louisiana —————————-  4,285 homes

3. Alabama —————————–  2,663 homes

4. Florida ——————————-  2,444 homes

5. North Carolina ———————– 2,400 home

6. North Dakota ———————— 2,287 homes

7. Kentucky —————————– 2,192 homes

8. Mississippi ————————— 1,928 homes

9. Tennessee —————————- 1,693 homes

10. Oklahoma —————————- 1,657 homes

The latest shipment information for July 2012 does not result in any changes in rank among the top ten states from the June 2012 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.

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