Total Grain Inspections Down 20% From Week Ended Oct. 24; Down 28% From 2018

This article has been reprinted from USDA's Nov. 7 Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending October 31, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.14 million metric tons (mmt).

Inspections were down 20 percent from the previous week, down 28 percent from last year, and 36 percent below the 3-year average.

Total exports of grain for the week were down primarily because of lower exports to Latin America and Europe.

From the past week, inspections of wheat and corn fell 47 percent and 30 percent, respectively, and soybean inspections decreased 9 percent.

Mississippi Gulf grain inspections decreased 28 percent from the previous week while inspections in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) dropped 8 percent.