Total Grain Inspections Down 16% From Week Ended Nov. 29; Down 6% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the Dec. 13 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending December 6, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.23 million metric tons (mmt), which is down 16 percent from the previous week, 6 percent from last year, and 26 percent below the 3-year average.

Inspections of each of the three major grains were down compared to the previous week.

During the last four weeks, inspections were 12 percent below the same time last year and 8 percent below the 3-year average.

Inspections in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) were down 7 percent from the previous week, while Mississippi Gulf inspections dropped 19 percent for the same period.

Outstanding export sales (unshipped) were up slightly from the previous week for wheat, but unchanged for corn and down for soybeans.