U.S. grain inspections for export continued an up-and-down pattern for the week ending April 22 but this time, total inspections went up instead of down.
Today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that a healthy jump in corn inspections, in particular, was enough to overcome a small increase in soybeans and declines in wheat and sorghum.
Nearly 2 million metric tons of corn were inspected last week, an increase of 391,745 metric tons or 25% over the previous week.
Total inspections, in turn, rose by 208,308 metric tons or nearly 8% - to nearly 2.9 million metric tons - after decreasing 3% the week before.
As for the other three major grains, soybean inspections increased more than 5% to 233,911 metric tons, wheat decreased 10% to 564,047 metric tons, and sorghum inspections fell 42% to 182,614 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for April 26, click here.