U.S. July Manufactured Housing Shipments Fell to 46,000

Following is a summary of U.S. manufactured housing activity from the Census Bureau. The average sales price rose to $61,900 from $58,500 a month earlier.

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                          July   June    May  April  March   Feb.   6 mo   July
                          2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   Avg.   YoY%
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                        ----------- Thousands of units, annual rate ----------
Shipments Annual Rate     46.0   49.0   47.0   47.0   47.0   44.0   46.7  -9.8%
Placements                42.0   48.0   41.0   44.0   44.0   47.0   44.3 -19.2%
Dealer Inventory          22.0   22.0   22.0   22.0   22.0   21.0   21.8  -4.3%
Avg. Sales Price         $61.9  $58.5  $63.7  $57.0  $59.6  $60.1  $60.1  -2.2%
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Note: Data is seasonally adjusted annual rate except for average sales price,
data in thousands.      

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau