This article has been reprinted from the USDA Oct. 31 Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending October 24, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.58 million metric tons (mmt).
Inspections were unchanged from the previous week and from last year, but were 19 percent below the 3-year average.
Inspections of wheat and corn decreased 10 percent and 34 percent, respectively, from the previous week, but soybean inspections increased 18 percent.
Total grain inspections in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) increased 12 percent from the past week, and Mississippi Gulf inspections decreased 5 percent.
During the last 4 weeks, grain inspections were 12 percent below last year and 27 percent below the 3-year average.