This article has been reprinted from the May 23 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending May 16, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.13 million metric tons (mmt).

This amount signifies a 13 percent decrease from the previous week, a 24 percent drop from last year, and a 5 percent decrease from the 3-year average.

Inspections decreased for each of the three major grains, falling 18 percent for corn, 14 percent for wheat, and 3 percent for soybeans.

Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections dropped 44 percent from the previous week and were the lowest since early January.

Mississippi Gulf inspections, however, decreased only 4 percent from the previous week.