Corn, sorghum export inspections up on week, year
The USDA says sorghum export inspections for the week ending March 12th were more than what’s needed to meet projections for the current marketing year. The 2019/20 marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and
Wheat came out at 449,653 tons, down 9,747 from the week ending March 5th, but up 64,510 from the week ending March 14th, 2019. The primary destinations were the Philippines and Japan. With less than a quarter left in 2019/20, wheat inspections are 19,722,391 tons, compared to 18,011,087 in 2018/19.
Corn was reported at 977,879 tons, 148,014 higher than the previous week and 164,986 more than this time last year. The main destinations for the week were Mexico and Japan. Just over halfway through the marketing year, corn inspections are 15,925,674 tons, compared to 27,424,573 a year ago.
Soybeans were pegged at 436,358 tons, 142,744 lower than the week before and 413,342 less than a year ago. Egypt and the Netherlands were the top weekly destinations. So far, this marketing year, soybean inspections are 30,573,717 tons, compared to 27,707,970 last year.
Sorghum totaled 76,528 tons, an increase of 17,817 on the week and 51,009 on the year. China was the biggest single destination, followed by Jamaica. 2019/20 sorghum inspections are 1,536,916 tons, compared to 974,701 in 2018/19.