Grain Inspections Receded but Soybeans Continued To Rise

For the week ending Jan. 14, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 3.3 million metric tons (mmt).

Total grain inspections were down 6% from the previous week, up 51% from last year, and up 61% above the three-year average.

The decrease in inspections mainly reflected a 33% drop in corn inspections, primarily because shipments were down to Asia.

Wheat inspections decreased slightly, and soybean inspections increased 11% from the past week.

Total grain inspections were down 14% from the previous week in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), and in the Mississippi Gulf.

This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Jan. 21, 2021, Grain Transportation Report.

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