Corn and Wheat Inspections Increase, But Total Grain Inspections Decrease From Last Week

For the week ending November 12, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 3.5 million metric tons (mmt).

Total grain inspections were down 12% from the previous week and up 26% from last year, and up 21% from the 3-year average.

However, corn inspections increased 18%, and wheat inspections increased 7% from the previous week.

Demand for wheat increased primarily from Africa, and demand for corn increased mainly from Asia.

Yet, the increases could not offset the 22% drop in soybean inspections.

From the previous week, grain inspections decreased 19% in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and decreased 12% in the Mississippi Gulf.

During the last four weeks, inspections were up 49% from last year and up 32% from the three-year average.

This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nov. 19, 2020, Grain Transportation Report

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