Total Grain Inspections Up 2% From Week Ended Nov. 23; Down 23% From 2016

This article has been reprinted from the Dec. 7 Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending November 30, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.87 million metric tons (mmt), up 2 percent from the previous week, down 23 percent from the same time last year, and 15 percent below the 3-year average. 

Total inspections of wheat continued to increase, up 18 percent from the previous week and 30 percent above the 3-year average. 

Total soybean inspections were up slightly from the past week, but inspections of corn decreased 8 percent. 

Pacific Northwest (PNW) inspections increased 19 percent from the past week, but Mississippi Gulf grain inspections decreased 7 percent for the same period. 

Current outstanding (unshipped) export sales were down for wheat, corn, and soybeans.