Wheat Inspections Reach High for the Year
Shipments increased to Africa and Asia
For the week ending May 9, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.41 million metric tons (mmt).
According to the USDA Grain Transportation Report, this amount signifies a 12% increase from the previous week, a 13% decrease from last year, and a 4% increase from the 3-year average.
Increased grain inspections were mainly caused by a 57% jump in inspections of wheat.
Weekly inspections of wheat reached a high of .887 mmt for the year, with shipments increasing to Africa and Asia. Corn inspections increased 2%, while soybean inspections decreased 15%, from week to week.
Total inspections of grain increased 38% in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and 4% in the Mississippi Gulf region.