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Total Grain Inspections Up 6% From Week Ended June 29; Down 5% From 2016

Date Posted: July 13, 2017

This article is reprinted from the USDA's July 13 Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending July 6, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. export regions reached 2 million metric tons (mmt), up 6 percent from the previous week, down 5 percent from the same time last year, but 13 percent above the 3-year average.

The week-to-week increase in total grain inspections was helped by a 41 percent increase in Mississippi Gulf grain inspections.

Inspections of each of the major grains increased in the Mississippi Gulf, but Pacific Northwest inspections dropped 52 percent from the previous week.

Total soybean inspections jumped 69 percent from the previous week as shipments to Asia rebounded.

Wheat inspections increased 3 percent from the previous week, but corn inspections decreased 10 percent.

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

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