This article has been reprinted from the July 11 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending July 4, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.1 million metric tons (mmt).
This amount is up 18 percent from the previous week, down 16 percent from last year, and is 10 percent below the 3-year average.
Inspections increased mainly due to a 147 percent jump in corn inspections, which were destined primarily to Asia and Latin America.
Soybean inspections increased slightly from week to week, while inspections of wheat dropped 12 percent.
Total inspections of grain increased (from the previous week) in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and the Mississippi Gulf, by 26 percent and 33 percent, respectively.