Total Grain Inspections Down 3% From Week Ended May 16; Down 22% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from the May 30 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending May 23, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.16 million metric tons (mmt).

This amount signifies a 3 percent decrease from the previous week, a 22 percent drop from last year, and a 2 percent decrease from the 3-year average.

Although inspections of corn and soybeans increased 31 and 7 percent, respectively, from week to week, the increases could not offset the 41 percent drop in inspections of wheat.

Compared to the previous week, grain inspections decreased 3 percent in the Mississippi Gulf and 5 percent in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).