Total Grain Inspections Increase

This article is taken from USDA’s June 4, 2020 Grain Transportation Report:

For the week ending May 28, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 2.1 million metric tons (mmt).

Total grain inspections were up 6 percent from the previous week, up 9 percent from last year, and down 13 percent from the 3-year average.

Compared to the previous week, inspections were up 7 percent for wheat, up 3 percent for corn, and up 16 percent for soybeans.

Grain inspections increased 31 percent from the previous week in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and increased 14 percent in the Mississippi Gulf.

During the last 4 weeks, inspections of grain were 5 percent below last year and 12 percent below the 3-year average.

Year-to-date inspections of grain were down 9 percent from the previous week.