5,697 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in December 2015

In December 2015, 5,697 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 20.4 percent from December 2014.The trend reflected gains across the board, with shipments of single section and multi-section homes up by 12.3 percent and 27.8 percent respectively, compared with the same month last year. Total floors shipped in December 2015 were 8,936, an increase of 23.0 percent compared with December 2014.

Compared with the prior year, 2015 has recorded shipment increases in every month. For all twelve months, shipments totaled 70,519 homes compared with 64,344 homes in 2014, a net increase of 9.6 percent.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 85,310 in December 2015, up 15.1 percent from the adjusted rate of 74,147 in November 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 December 2015 was 121 and the number of active corporations was 36, both decreased by one from the previous month’s number.