Total Grain Inspections Down 15% From Week Ended April 4; Down 15% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from the Feb. 18 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending April 11, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.18 million metric tons (mmt).

This indicates a 15 percent decrease from the previous week, a 15 percent decrease from last year, and a 10 percent decrease in the 3-year average.

Total inspections receded primarily because of a 48 percent drop in soybean inspections.

Pacific Northwest (PNW) soybean inspections were the lowest since late December.

Although corn inspections increased 11 percent from week to week, wheat inspections were down 8 percent.

Grain inspections decreased 23 percent from the previous week in the PNW, and decreased 9 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.