Total U.S. grains inspected for export extended a downward trend last week, largely because soybean inspections took a sizeable hit.
Bean inspections fell by 836,521 (29%) metric tons for the week ending Nov. 11, according to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), making it impossible for rising inspections of corn and wheat to prevent a half-million metric ton decline (13%) in total grains to 3.3 million metric tons.
Soybeans still made up the largest portion of grains inspected by far at a little more than 2 million metric tons.
Next were corn inspections at 855,698 metric tons, up nearly 32% from the previous week, followed by wheat inspections at 388,743 metric tons, up 55% week-to-week.
Sorghum inspections changed little, meanwhile, dropping nearly 3% to 7,497 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Nov. 15, click here.