Total Grain Inspections Up 1% From Week Ended Nov. 15, Down 24% From Three-Year Average

This article has been reprinted from the Nov. 29 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending November 22, grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) inspections totaled 2.53 million metric tons (mmt), up 1 percent from last week and down 24 percent from the 3-year average.

Inspections of corn and soybeans rose by 32 and 3 percent from the previous week, respectively, while wheat inspections fell 50 percent.

Over the past 4 weeks, wheat and corn inspections were up 17 and 85 percent, respectively, from the 3-year average, while soybeans were down 48 percent.

Pacific Northwest (PNW) inspections were down 21 percent, and wheat inspections down 66 percent.

There were no soybeans inspected in the PNW during the week.

Corn inspections out of the PNW were up 48 percent from the previous week.

Total Mississippi Gulf inspections rose 16 percent week to week, as there was an increase in shipments to Asia and Europe.