​Grain Inspections Increase After Two-Week Decline

For the week ending Feb. 25, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 2.8 million metric tons (mmt).

Total grain inspections were up 14% from the previous week, up 28% from last year, and up 16% from the three-year average.

The increase from the previous week was driven mainly by a 29% jump in corn inspections and a 178% rebound in corn shipments to Asia.

Also, from the previous week, soybean inspections increased 4%, and wheat inspections decreased 16%.

In the Pacific Northwest, total grain inspections jumped 75% from the previous week, but in the Mississippi Gulf, they decreased 6%.

In the last four weeks, inspections were 41% above the same period last year and 23% above the prior three-year average.

This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's March 4, 2021, Grain Transportation Report.

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