This article has been reprinted from USDA's Nov. 14 Grain Transportation Report.
For the week ending November 7, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.51 million metric tons (mmt).
Total inspections were up 17 percent from the previous week but down 15 percent from last year and down 26 percent from the 3-year average.
Over the past 4 weeks, total grain inspections were 90 percent of last year and 73 percent of the prior 3-year average.
Specifically, over the past 4 weeks, wheat inspections were strong, 33 percent above last year and 49 percent above the 3-year average, but corn and soybean inspections were low, down 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, from the 3-year average.
From the previous week, Pacific Northwest inspections were up 10 percent and Mississippi Gulf inspections were up 27 percent.