Total Grain Inspections Up 10% From Week Ending April 26; Up 47% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the May 10 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending May 3, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.8 million metric tons (mmt); up 10 percent from the previous week, up 47 percent from last year, and 39 percent above the 3-year average. 

The increase in grain inspections was helped by a 29 percent jump in inspections of corn, with shipments to Asia increasing 48 percent from the past week. 

Inspections of wheat and soybeans decreased 16 and 17 percent, respectively, from the previous week. 

Grain inspections were up 14 percent in the Mississippi Gulf and up 16 percent in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).

Current outstanding (unshipped) export sales have continued to fall from last week for corn, wheat, and soybeans.