According to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports HUD-Code manufacturers produced 4,870 homes in November 2013, an increase of 11.5 percent over the 4,365 homes manufactured for the same period of 2012. On the year, industry production now totals 56,243 homes, a 9.4 percent increase over the 51,401 homes produced through November, 2012. Since the beginning of the industry rebound in August 2011, the top ten shipment states, in order, are Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, California, Tennessee and Oklahoma. As MHProNews understands, with one month’s statistics still outstanding, production may hit the 60,000 mark for the first time since 2008.
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