This article has been reprinted from the July 3 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending June 27, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.67 million metric tons (mmt).
This is 7 percent lower than the previous week, 41 percent lower than last year, and 30 percent lower than the 3-year average.
Inspections of wheat and soybeans increased 41 and 5 percent, respectively, from the previous week, but they were not enough to offset the 56 percent drop in corn inspections.
Shipments of corn destined to Asia were significantly lower than the past week.
Total grain inspections dropped 27 percent in the Pacific Northwest and 5 percent in the Mississippi Gulf from the previous week.