Total Grain Inspections Down 23% From Week Ended Sept. 5; Down 31% From 2018

For the week ending September 12, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.60 million metric tons (mmt).

Inspections are down 23 percent from the previous week, down 31 percent from last year, and 38 percent below the 3-year average.

Total inspections were the lowest since the middle of July, with corn inspections dropping 31 percent from the previous week and soybeans decreasing 32 percent for the same period.

Wheat inspections, however, were up 11 percent from the previous week.

Mississippi Gulf grain inspections decreased 45 percent from the past week, while Pacific Northwest inspections increased 40 percent.