Total Grain Inspections Down, Wheat Rebounds
For the week ending May 14, total inspections of grain for export were 2 MMT
For the week ending May 14, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions were 2 million metric tons (mmt).
Total grain inspections were down 15 percent from the previous week, down 11 percent from last year, and down 13 percent from the 3-year average.
Wheat inspections rose 28 percent despite the drop in total grain inspections. Shipments of wheat increased, primarily to Asia.
From the previous week, corn inspections decreased 18 percent and soybean inspections decreased 34 percent.
From the previous week, total grain inspections decreased 8 percent in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and decreased 23 percent in the Mississippi Gulf. In the last 4 weeks, inspections of grain were 7 percent below last year and 11 percent below the 3-year average.