Solid export inspections pace continues for corn, sorghum


Solid export inspections pace continues for corn, sorghum

The USDA reports corn, sorghum, and wheat export inspections during the week ending June 25th were above what’s needed to meet projections for the current respective marketing years. 2020/21 got underway June 1st for wheat, while 2019/20 runs through the end of August for corn, sorghum, and soybeans.

Wheat came out at 515,359 tons, down 170,677 from the week ending June 25th and 180,783 lower than the week ending June 27th, 2019. The primary destinations were Japan and Indonesia. Less than a month into the 2020/21 marketing year, wheat inspections are 2,000,953 tons, compared to 1,984,089 in 2019/20.

Corn was reported at 1,234,690 tons, 61,155 below the previous week, but 949,767 above this time last year. The top destinations were Japan and Mexico. In the final quarter of the 2019/20 marketing year, corn inspections are 33,230,040 tons, compared to 41,759,790 in 2018/19.

Soybeans were pegged at 324,512 tons, 68,702 more than the prior week, but 396,330 less than a year ago. Egypt and Mexico were the leading destinations. So far, this marketing year, soybean inspections are 36,808,094 tons, compared to 37,102,106 last year.

Sorghum totaled 158,657 tons, an increase of 48,712 on the week and 102,402 on the year. China was the biggest single destination, followed, distantly, by Mexico. 2019/20 sorghum inspections are 4,008,508 tons, compared to 1,638,429 in 2018/19.

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