Total Grain Inspections Down 14% From Week Ended Dec. 21; Down 18% From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the Jan. 4 Grain Transportation Report

For the week ending December 28, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions fell to 2.16 million metric tons (mmt), down 14 percent from the previous week, down 18 percent from the same time last year, and down 23 percent from the 3-year average. 

Compared to the previous week, wheat and soybean inspections declined 47 and 11 percent, respectively, while corn inspections rose by 10 percent. 

Pacific Northwest grain inspections fell by 25 percent, while Mississippi Gulf
inspections rose by 9 percent.