Total Grain Inspections Down 13% From Week Ended June 28; Up 17% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the July 12 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending July 5, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.39 million metric tons (mmt), down 13 percent from the previous week, up 17 percent from last year, and 23 percent above the 3-year average.

Inspections of each of the three major grains receded. Despite the decrease in total inspections, Pacific Northwest inspections increased 16 percent from week to week.

However, Mississippi Gulf inspections decreased 20 percent from the previous week.

During the last four weeks, grain inspections remained well above average, increasing 26 percent from last year and up 34 percent above the three-year average.

Outstanding export sales were down for corn, wheat, and soybeans.