Total Grain Inspections Up 5% From Week Ended Jan. 25; Down 19% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the Feb. 8 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending February 1, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export, from all major U.S. export regions, reached 2.88 million metric tons (mmt); up 5 percent from the previous week, down 19 percent from last year, and 9 percent above the 3-year average. 

Inspections of corn and soybeans were up from the previous week, increasing 6 and 22 percent, respectively. 

Soybean shipments to Asia rebounded from the past week. 

Wheat inspections, however, dropped 26 percent from the past week. 

Pacific Northwest grain inspections increased 19 percent from the previous week and remained well above average.

Mississippi Gulf inspections decreased 6 percent from the past week. 

Outstanding (unshipped) export sales were up from the previous week for corn, but down for wheat and soybeans.