Total Grain Inspections Down 5% From Week Ended May 3; Up 9% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the May 17 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending May 10, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.6 million metric tons (mmt); down 5 percent from the previous week, up 9 percent from last year, and 32 percent above the 3-year average. 

Although wheat and soybean inspections increased 22 and 23 percent, respectively, from the previous week the increases could not offset the 19 percent decrease in corn inspections. 

Grain inspections were down 11 percent from the past week in the Pacific (PNW) and down 1 percent in the Mississippi Gulf. 

Current outstanding (unshipped) export sales are up for soybeans but down for corn and wheat.