Washington, D.C. – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews 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 experienced double-digit growth once again during May 2017.
“Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,882 homes in May 2017, a 16.25% increase over the 6,780 HUD Code homes produced during May 2016,” MHARR stated in their release to the manufactured home industry’s Daily Business News.
Further, MHARR says “Cumulative industry production for 2017 now totals 38,450 homes, an 18.05% increase over the 32,570 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2016.”
“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 May 2017 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2017) and prior year (2016) shipments per category as indicated — are:”
“The latest information for May 2017 moves Michigan into the 8th spot on the cumulative top-ten list, edging past Kentucky,” MHARR said.
For MHARR’s recent statement on stopping HUD’s via an interpretive bulletin (IB) that they say will harm retailers and communities, click here. ##
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.