This article has been reprinted from the Feb. 7 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending January 31, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans), for export from all major U.S. export regions, reached 2.38 million metric tons (mmt), which is up 2 percent from the previous week, down 18 percent from last year, and 9 percent below the 3-year average.
Wheat inspections increased 20 percent from week-to-week, as shipments to Asia and Latin America increased.
Inspections of soybeans increased 3 percent from the previous week, but corn inspections dropped 7 percent.
Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections decreased 9 percent from the previous week, while Mississippi Gulf inspections increased 4 percent.
Inspections of grain during the last four weeks are 4 percent below last year and 2 percent below the 3-year average.