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Total Grain Inspections Up Slightly, Corn Remains Strong

Total inspections of grain for export totaled 2.1 MMT

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For the week ending July 16, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 2.1 million metric tons (MMT).

Total grain inspections were up 1% from the previous week, up 45% from last year, and unchanged from the 3-year average.

Inspections of corn increased 25% from the previous week, while soybean inspections decreased 6% and wheat inspections decreased 24%.

Shipments to Latin America and Asia increased from the previous week, mainly as a result of higher corn inspections.

Also, from the previous week, grain inspections decreased 7% in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and increased 1% in the Mississippi Gulf.

For the last 4 weeks, corn inspections were up 103% from the same period last year. Likewise, for the last 4 weeks, total grain inspections were up 14% from the same period last year, but 1% below the 3-year average.

Information provided by the USDA Grain Transportation Report.

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