Manufactured home shipments for April moved up 4% from March with increases in both single-section (+3.1%) and multi-section (+4.8%) homes. Single-sections are still running well below 2018 levels with April down -30.5% compared to last year. Multi-section shipments beat single-sections for the fifth straight month and beat April of 2018 by 4.5%. Single-section’s total however, pulled overall shipments down -15.4% below April of last year.
|Total for April:||608||693||1,301|
|Change from March:||3.1%||4.8%||4%|
|Change from April of 2018:||-30.5%||4.5%||-15.4%|
Through four months of 2019 and multi-sections are up slightly over 2018 while single-section shipments are still much lower than last year’s elevated levels. Since we began reporting on shipments in 2012 multi-section shipments have only once seen two consecutive months of higher totals than single-sections, so the current run of five straight months is unprecedented in our data set.
|Total for 2019 YTD:||2,417||2,594||5,011|
|Change from 2018 (%):||-34.9%||0.5%||-20.4%|
|Change from 2018 (Units):||-1,298||12||-1,286|