6,824 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in October 2015

In October 2015, 6,824 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 4.9 percent from October 2014. Compared with the same month last year, single section home shipments were down 2.3 percent, while shipments of multi-section homes were up 11.6 percent. Total floors shipped in October 2015 were 10,666, an increase of 7.3 percent compared with October 2014.

Compared with the prior year, 2015 recorded shipment increases in the first ten months of the year. Shipments from January through October this year totaled 58,865 homes compared with 54,664 homes in 2014, a net increase of 7.7 percent.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 70,153 in October 2015, down 1.3 percent from the adjusted rate of 71,100 in September 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 October 2015 was 122 and the number of active corporations was 37, both unchanged from the previous month’s numbers.