Total Grain Exports Down 2% From Week Ended May 31, Unchanged From 2017

This article has been reprinted from the June 14 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending June 7, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.5 million metric tons (mmt), down 2 percent from the previous week, unchanged from last year, and 33 percent above the 3- year average.

Although total grain inspections continued to decrease, wheat and soybean inspections increased 6 and 12 percent, respectively, from the previous week.

In the Pacific Northwest (PNW), inspections of grain dropped 7 percent, but inspections increased 5 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.

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