Total Grain Inspections Down 10% From Week Ended July 26; Up 9% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the Aug. 9 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending August 2, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.55 million metric tons (mmt); down 10 percent from the previous week, up 9 percent from last year, and 19 percent above the 3-year average.

Despite the drop in overall grain inspections, soybean inspections rebounded from the previous week, and were the highest since early March.

Corn inspections decreased 23 percent from the past week, and wheat inspections dropped 14 percent for the same period.

Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections decreased 35 percent from the previous week, while Mississippi Gulf inspections increased 10 percent for the same period.

Outstanding (unshipped) export sales of corn, wheat and soybeans remained below the past week.