4,942 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in January 2015

In January 2015, 4,942 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 14.7 percent from January 2014. The trend reflected gains across the board, with shipments of single section homes up by 28.8 percent compared with the same month last year, and shipments of the multi-section homes showed an increase of 4.1 percent. Total floors shipped in January 2015 were 7,567, an increase of 10.8 percent compared with January 2014.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 70,837 in January 2015, down 0.7 percent from the adjusted rate of 71,347 in December 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 January 2015 was 121 and the number of active corporations was 38, both down from the numbers in December 2014.

MHI members can click here to access the January 2015 report.