Total Grain Inspections Down 9% From Week Ended Jan. 9; Down 29% From 2019

This article has been reprinted from the Jan. 23 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending January 16, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.1 million metric tons (mmt).

Total grain inspections were down 9 percent from the previous week, down 29 percent from last year, and 8 percent below the 3-year average.

Inspections of wheat and corn dropped 22 percent and 28 percent, respectively, from the previous week.

Soybean inspections, however, increased 4 percent from week to week.

Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections increased 19 percent from the previous week and were the highest since mid-December 2019.

PNW soybean inspections jumped over 100 percent from the past week as demand from China increased.

Mississippi Gulf inspections decreased 22 percent for the same period.