U.S. Aug. Manufactured Housing Shipments Rose to 49,000

Following is a summary of U.S. manufactured housing activity from the Census Bureau. The average sales price rose to $61,800 from $61,100 a month earlier.

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                          Aug.   July   June    May  April  March   6 mo   Aug.
                          2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   Avg.   YoY%
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                        ----------- Thousands of units, annual rate ----------
Shipments Annual Rate     49.0   47.0   49.0   47.0   47.0   47.0   47.7  -2.0%
Placements                44.0   43.0   50.0   41.0   44.0   44.0   44.3 -13.7%
Dealer Inventory          21.0   21.0   21.0   22.0   22.0   22.0   21.5  -4.5%
Avg. Sales Price         $61.8  $61.1  $60.0  $63.7  $57.0  $59.6  $60.5   2.0%
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Note: Data is seasonally adjusted annual rate except for average sales price,
data in thousands.      

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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