Total Grain Inspections Down 1% From Week Ended Oct. 26; Down 22% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from the Oct. 10 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending October 3, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2 million metric tons (mmt).

Inspections were down 1 percent from the previous week, down 22 percent from last year, and 27 percent below the 3-year average.

Mississippi Gulf grain inspections continued to increase, rising 13 percent from the previous week.

Inspections in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), however, decreased 30 percent primarily because of lower corn inspections.

Overall, inspections of wheat dropped 23 percent from week to week, but inspections of corn and soybeans increased 11 and 5 percent.