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November 19, 2020 | USDA Grain Transportation Report

Corn, Wheat Inspections Increase, Total Grain Inspections Decrease

Total inspections of grain for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 3.5 MMT

For the week ending November 12, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 3.5 million metric tons (MMT).

Total grain inspections were down 12 percent from the previous week, up 26 percent from last year, and up 21 percent from the 3-year average.

However, corn inspections increased 18 percent, and wheat inspections increased 7 percent, from the previous week.

Demand for wheat increased primarily from Africa, and demand for corn increased mainly from Asia. Yet, the increases could not offset the 22-percent drop in soybean inspections.

From the previous week, grain inspections decreased 19 percent in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and decreased 12 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.

During the last 4 weeks, inspections were up 49 percent from last year and up 32 percent from the 3-year average.  

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