In September 2014, 5,874 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 8.1 percent from September 2013. The trend varied by housing type, with shipments of single-section homes down by 0.2 percent compared with the same month last year, and shipments of multi-section homes up 16.4 percent. A total of 9,122 floors were shipped, an increase of 10.9 percent over September 2013.
Compared with the prior year, 2014 has recorded shipment increases in every month. For the first nine months, shipments totaled 48,159 homes compared with 45,189 homes in 2013, a net increase of 6.6 percent.
The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 65,830 in September 2014, up 7.3 percent from the adjusted rate of 61,373 in August 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 September 2014 was 123 and the number of active corporations was 46, both unchanged from the numbers in August 2014.