Grain Inspections (Week Ending Sept. 28): Up 2% From Previous Week, Down 28% From Year Earlier: and 5% Above 3-Year Average

This article is taken from the Oct. 5 USDA Grain Transportation Report:

For the week ending September 28, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. export regions reached 2.41 million metric tons (mmt), up 2 percent from the previous week, down 28 percent from the same time last year, and 5 percent above the 3-year average.

The increase in grain inspections was helped by a 38 percent increase in wheat inspections, shipped primarily to Asia. Although corn inspections were unchanged, soybean inspections decreased 14 percent from the previous week.

Pacific Northwest (PNW) inspections jumped 98 percent from the past week due to an increase in wheat and corn inspections.

Mississippi Gulf inspections were down 6 percent from the previous week. Outstanding (unshipped) export sales were up for wheat and soybeans but down for corn.