For the week ending June 3, unshipped balances of wheat, corn, and soybeans totaled 25.6 million metric tons (mmt). This was 10% higher than last week, and 7% higher than the same period last year.
Net corn export sales were 0.189 mmt, down 64% from the past week. Net soybean export sales were 0.016 mmt, down 13% from the previous week. Net weekly wheat export sales for the 2021-22 marketing year which began June 1 were 0.326 mmt.
For the week ending June 12, barged grain movements totaled 819,200 tons. This was 27% less than the previous week and 3% more than the same period last year.
During that week, 523 grain barges moved down river — 180 fewer barges than the previous week. There were 716 grain barges unloaded in New Orleans, 19% higher than the previous week.
For the week ending June 10, 34 oceangoing grain vessels were loaded in the Gulf — 26% more than the same period last year. Within the next 10 days (starting June 11), 45 vessels were expected to be loaded — 2% less than the same period last year.