August Home Shipments First 9,000-Plus Month Since ’07
In August 2018, new manufactured home shipments increased 7.9 percent to 9,091 homes. That is compared with the 8,425 homes shipped in August 2017.
Total August home shipments improved by 2,340 homes when compared to the prior month of July 2018.
Compared with August 2017, the trend is positive with shipments of single-section homes up by 6 percent and multi-section homes up 9.5 percent. Total floors shipped in August 2018 increased 8.5 percent to 14,174 compared to August 2017.
No FEMA Units Included in August Total
Of the 9,091 homes shipped in August, there were no homes designated as FEMA units.
The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 98,104 in August 2018, up 5.8 percent from the adjusted rate of 92,694 in July 2018. The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total.
In August, 133 plants representing 37 corporations reported production data to the Manufactured Housing Institute. The reporting numbers were consistent with those from July 2018.
This report was compiled in collaboration with The Manufactured Housing Institute, the industry’s national trade organization.