The week leading up to Christmas saw the amount of U.S. grains inspected for export trending downward again following a small bump the week before.
According to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), total grain inspections fell during the week ending Dec. 23 by nearly 700,000 million metric tons (-20%) to 2.7 million metric tons (MMT).
The largest portions of that loss came from soybean inspections (-313,000 metric tons to 1.6 MMT) and corn inspections (-282,500 to about 720,000 metric tons).
Sorghum inspections were also down from 317,000 metric tons the previous week to about 175,000 metric tons.
Wheat inspections, by contrast, rose by about 45,000 (20%) to 271,000 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Dec. 27, click here.