Total Grain Inspections Down 1% From Week Ended Nov. 22; Down 9% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the Dec. 7 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending November 29, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.61 million metric tons (mmt), down 1 percent from the previous week, 9 percent from last year, and 17 percent below the 3- year average.

Total inspections of wheat jumped 64 percent from the previous week, increasing primarily in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and the Texas Gulf export regions. Shipments of wheat continued to increase to Asia and Latin America.

Compared to the previous week, inspections of corn and soybeans decreased 12 and 7 percent, respectively.

Week-to-week grain inspections in the PNW increased 14 percent, while Mississippi Gulf inspections decreased 2 percent.

Outstanding export sales (unshipped) of grain increased for wheat and corn, but were down for soybeans.