Total Grain Inspections Down 8% From Week Ended Sept. 20; Down 7% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the Oct. 4 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending September 27, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.33 million metric tons (mmt), down 8 percent from the previous week, down 7 percent from last year, and unchanged from the 3-year average.

Week-to-week inspections were down for corn, wheat and soybeans. Corn inspections, however, remained above 1 mmt for the week.

Furthermore, corn inspections during the last four weeks are up 51 percent from last year and 17 percent above the 3-year average.

Mississippi Gulf grain inspections dropped 4 percent from the previous week, but Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections increased 1 percent.