This article has been reprinted from the June 20 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending June 13, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.75 million metric tons (mmt).
This amount indicates a 17 percent decrease from the previous week, a 41 percent drop from last year, and a 24 percent decrease from the 3-year average.
Weekly inspections dropped 21 percent for wheat; 23 percent for corn; and 8 percent for soybeans.
During the last four weeks, grain inspections were 25 percent below last year and 12 percent below the 3-year average.
Inspections of grain decreased 17 percent from the previous week in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), and decreased 15 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.