This article has been reprinted from USDA's Nov. 7 Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending October 24, unshipped balances of wheat, corn, and soybeans totaled 23.3 mmt.
This represents a 26-percent decrease in outstanding sales, compared to the same time last year.
Net corn export sales reached .549 mmt, up 12 percent from the past week.
Net soybean export sales were .944 mmt, up 99 percent from the previous week.
Net weekly wheat export sales reached .494 mmt, up 99 percent from the from the previous week.
U.S. Class I railroads originated 21,135 grain carloads during the week ending October 26.
This is a 2-percent increase from the previous week, 9 percent less than last year, and 11 percent lower than the 3-year average.
Average November shuttle secondary railcar bids/offers (per car) were $213 above tariff for the week ending October 31.
This is $259 more than last week and $413 more than this week last year.
There were no non-shuttle bids/offers this week.
For the week ending November 2, barge grain movements totaled 662,450 tons.
This is a 0.2-percent decrease from the previous week and 23 percent less than the same period last year.
For the week ending November 2, 416 grain barges moved down river.
This is 2 more barges than the previous week.
There were 621 grain barges unloaded in New Orleans, 3 percent more than the previous week.
For the week ending October 31, 22 oceangoing grain vessels were loaded in the Gulf—42 percent fewer than the same period last year.
Forty vessels are expected to be loaded within the next 10 days (starting November 1).
This is 27 percent fewer than the same period last yea.