Total Grain Inspections Down 2% From Week Ended Jan. 31; Down 12% From 2018

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

For the week ending February 7, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.44 million metric tons (mmt), which is down 2 percent from the previous week, down 12 percent from last year, and 8 percent below the 3-year average.

Although corn and soybean inspections dropped 17 and 3 percent, respectively from week-to-week, inspections of wheat increased 27 percent.

Wheat inspections increased primarily due to increased shipments to Asia, the highest since late December of last year.

Inspections of grain in the Mississippi Gulf decreased 8 percent from the previous week, but Pacific Northwest (PNW) inspections increased 9 percent for the same period.