Total Grain Inspections Down 2% From Week Ended June 13; Down 30% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from the June 27 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending June 20, 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 2 percent decline from the previous week, a 30 percent drop from last year, and a 24 percent decrease from the 3-year average.

Week-to-week inspections of corn were down 9 percent from the past week, but inspections of wheat increased 6 percent.

Inspections of soybeans were unchanged from the previous week.

Grain inspections jumped 21 percent from the previous week in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), but decreased 12 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.

Additionally, total year-to-date inspections of grain are down 12 percent, due primarily to lower shipments of corn.