Grain Inspections Down but Above 4-Week and 3-Year Averages
Total inspections of grain for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 2.83 MMT
For the week ending September 10, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 2.83 million metric tons (MMT).
Total grain inspections were down 8 percent from the previous week, up 71 percent from last year, and up 27 percent from the 3-year average.
Inspections were down 9 percent from the previous week for wheat; down 12 percent for soybeans; and down 1 percent for corn.
Mississippi Gulf grain inspections decreased 12 percent from the previous week, and Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections decreased 11 percent.
During the last four weeks however, inspections were 28 percent above last year and 18 percent above the 3-year average as shipments destined to Asia and Latin America remained strong.
Information provided by USDA Grain Transportation Report.