6,330 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in August 2015

In August 2015, 6,330 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 6.6 percent from August 2014. Compared with the same month last year, single section home shipments were down 0.1 percent while shipments of multi-section homes were up 12.8 percent. Total floors shipped in August 2015 were 9,875, an increase of 8.5 percent compared with August 2014.

Compared with the prior year, 2015 recorded shipment increases in the first eight months of the year. Shipments from January through August this year totaled 45,705 homes compared with 42,285 homes in 2014, a net increase of 8.1 percent.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 66,473 in August 2015, down 12.9 percent from the adjusted rate of 76,279 in July 2015. The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total.

The number of plants reporting production in August 2015 was 122 and the number of active corporations was 37, both unchanged from the previous month’s numbers.