For the week ending Aug. 5, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 1.41 million metric tons (mmt), the U.S. Department of Agiculture reported today.
Total grain inspections were down 29% from the previous week, down 47% from last year, and down 38% from the three-year average, the USDA said in its weekly Grain Transportation Report today.
Despite the drop in overall grain inspections, wheat inspections rebounded from the previous week, jumping 49% as shipments increased mainly to Asia. Wheat inspections were also the highest since mid-May of this year. Inspections of corn and soybeans decreased 52 and 38% respectively from the previous week primarily due to lower shipments to Asia, GTR reported. Total inspections of grain decreased 14% in the Pacific Northwest and 50% in the Mississippi Gulf.