Total Grain Inspections Down 15% From Week Ended May 23; Down 26% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from the June 6 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending May 30, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.88 million metric tons (mmt).

This amount signifies a 15 percent decrease from the previous week, a 26 percent drop from last year, and a 14 percent decrease from the 3-year average.

Wheat inspections increased 12 percent from week to week, but inspections of corn and soybeans decreased 33 and 7 percent, respectively, from the previous week.

Total grain inspections decreased 20 percent from the previous week in the Mississippi Gulf and 8 percent in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). During the last four weeks, inspections have been 18 percent below last year but 2 percent above the 3-year average.