This article has been reprinted from the July 18 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending July 11, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.9 million metric tons (mmt).
This amount is down 11 percent from the previous week, down 22 percent from last year, and 16 percent below the 3-year average.
Although total inspections of grain decreased from week to week, soybean inspections rose 17 percent, as shipments to Asia and Latin America increased.
Inspections of wheat and corn were down 49 and 6 percent, respectively, from the previous week.
Total grain inspections decreased 12 percent from the previous week in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) but were up 9 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.