Manufactured home shipments for July were down from June for both single-section and multi-section homes. Most plants close the week of Independence Day, so the decline from the previous month is typical for this time of year.
Compared to July of 2018, shipments were also down with a large year-over-year decline in single-section home shipments negating a small increase in multi-section shipments.
Overall production for Texas plants was solid with 452 homes headed out of the state which was up 6.4% from June and up 48.7% from July of last year.
|Total for July:||449||609||1,058|
|Change from June:||-11.3%||-9.4%||-10.2%|
|Change from July of 2018:||-30.2%||2.4%||-14.5%|
The year-over-year numbers were little changed from last month.
|Total for 2019 YTD:||4,076||4,623||8,699|
|Change from 2018 (%):||-31.4%||-1.2%||-18.1%|
|Change from 2018 (Units):||-1,868||-57||-1,925|
The streak of multi-section home shipments beating single-section home shipments extends to eight straight months, and the gap between the two remained wide. July marked the lowest single-section shipment total since July of 2016.
May sales were below May shipments, but both June and July have good shots at beating shipments.