Total U.S. grains inspected for export rebounded in a big way during the last week of September, climbing nearly three-quarters of a million metric tons (42%) over the previous week to more than 2.3 million metric tons.
The total had not been over 2 million metric tons for several weeks and indeed had struggled to get to 1 million metric tons in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ida's damage to Gulf export terminals Aug. 29.
Soybean inspections experienced the biggest bump, according to according to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), climbing by 359,019 metric tons (74%) week-to-week to 844,488 metric tons.
Wheat and corn inspections also increased by healthy margins, with wheat inspections jumping more than 59% to 611,621 metric tons and corn rising by more than 27% to 808,814 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Oct. 4, click here.