U.S. Oct. Manufactured Housing Shipments Rose to 62,000

Following is a summary of U.S. manufactured housing activity from the Census Bureau. The average sales price fell to $60,500 from $60,600 a month earlier.

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                          Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May   6 mo   Oct.
                          2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   Avg.   YoY%
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                        ----------- Thousands of units, annual rate ----------
Shipments Annual Rate     62.0   55.0   51.0   47.0   49.0   47.0   51.8  40.9%
Placements                44.0   45.0   47.0   42.0   50.0   41.0   44.8  -4.3%
Dealer Inventory          22.0   22.0   21.0   21.0   21.0   22.0   21.5   0.0%
Avg. Sales Price         $60.5  $60.6  $60.8  $61.8  $60.0  $63.7  $61.2  -7.4%
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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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