Washington, D.C., January 10, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) informs MHProNews that per official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production increased substantially again during November 2016.
These just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,098 homes in November 2016, an 18.7 percent increase over the 5,980 HUD Code homes produced during November 2015.
Cumulative industry production for 2016 now totals 74,141 homes, a 14.2 percent increase over the 64,887 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2015.
MHARR’s 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 November 2016 with cumulative, monthly, current year (2016) and prior year (2015) shipments per category as indicated, are as follows:
The latest information for November 2016 results in no changes to the cumulative top ten list.
The data bodes well heading into the Louisville and Tunica Manufactured Housing Shows and looking ahead to the 2017 selling season.
The Daily Business News recently covered MHARR’s call for a congressional review and rejection of a final regulation adopted by the Department of Energy (DOE) that would adversely affect the manufactured housing industry. That report is here. ##
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Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.