USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report (March 29): Total Inspections Tumble For Second Consecutive Week

An uptick in sorghum inspections is all that kept the total amount of grains inspected for export last week from dropping even more than it did from the week before.

Today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed that amounts of soybeans, corn, and wheat were down for the week ending March 25, the latter by 351,567 metric tons or nearly 54%.

Corn, meanwhile was down by 16% and soybeans by 14%, or 322,310 metric tons and 69,965 metric tons respectively.

Sorghum inspections have been fairly volatile of late and bounced back to 244,739 metric tons last week after dipping to 71,199 the previous week.

Total grain inspections amounted to just under 2.7 million metric tons compared to 3.2 million the week before, for a decrease of 17.6%.

The preceding week's total decrease was 17%.

For the full USDA report for March 29, click here.

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