Total Grain Inspections Up 11% From Week Ending Sept. 19; Down 22% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from the Oct. 3 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending September 26, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 1.9 million metric tons (mmt).

Inspections are up 11 percent from the previous week, down 22 percent from last year, and 26 percent below the 3-year average.

Corn inspections, which jumped 70 percent from the previous week, drove the increase in total inspections of grain.

U.S. exports of corn to Asia and Latin America rebounded 378 percent and 55 percent, respectively, from the previous week.

Soybean inspections increased 6 percent from week to week, but inspections of wheat decreased 5 percent.

Grain inspections in the Mississippi Gulf increased 21 percent from the past week, but Pacific Northwest (PNW) inspections decreased 15 percent.