Total Grain Inspections Down 22% From Week Ended Dec. 14; Down 25% From 2016

This article has been reprinted from the Dec. 28 Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending December 21, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions fell to 2.47 million metric tons (mmt), down 22 percent from the previous week, down 25 percent from the same time last year, and down 18 percent from the 3-year average. 

The decrease in total grain inspections consisted of a 28 percent decline in soybean inspections, a 21 percent decline in wheat inspections, and a 4 percent decline in corn inspections. 

Mississippi Gulf grain inspections declined 30 percent, and Pacific Northwest (PNW) inspections declined 15 percent.