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 evident during the second half of 2011 has continued into February 2012, posting its seventh production increase in as many months. Just-released statistics show that in February 2012, HUD Code manufacturers produced 4,145 homes, up from the 2,892 HUD Code homes produced during February 2011, representing a corresponding-month increase of 43.3 percent. Cumulative 2012 industry production now totals 8,128 homes, up 42.9 percent from 2011 cumulative industry production of 5,688 homes over the same period. A further analysis of the official industry statistics offers a glimpse of the states that have had the highest demand for new manufactured homes since the industry rebound began in August 2011. The top five states include Texas, Alabama, North Dakota, North Carolina and Florida.
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