For the week ending June 27, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.67 million metric tons (mmt). This is 7% lower than the previous week, 41% lower than last year, and 30% lower than the 3-year average.
Inspections of wheat and soybeans increased 41 and 5%, respectively, from the previous week, but they were not enough to offset the 56% drop in corn inspections. Shipments of corn destined to Asia were significantly lower than the past week. Total grain inspections dropped 27% in the Pacific Northwest and 5% in the Mississippi Gulf from the previous week.