USDA Weekly Grain Transportation - Sector Snapshots

<div><b><font face="arial">USDA Weekly Grain Transportation - Sector Snapshots</font></b></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><img src=""></font></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><u>Export Sales </u><br>For the week ending September 2, unshipped balances of wheat, corn, and soybeans for marketing year 2021/22 totaled 49.2 million metric tons (mmt). Net corn export sales for the new marketing year, which began September 1, were 0.906. Net soybean export sales for the new marketing year, which began September 1, were 1.472 mmt, Net weekly wheat export sales were 0.388 mmt, up 31 percent from last week.<br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><u>Rail</u><br>U.S. Class I railroads originated 16,711 grain carloads during the week ending September 4. This was a 3-percent decrease from the previous week, 27 percent less than last year, and 20 percent lower than the 3-year average.<br>Average September shuttle secondary railcar bids/offers (per car) were $351 above tariff for the week ending September 9. This was $287 more than last week and $449 lower than this week last year. There were no non-shuttle bids/offers this week.<br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><u>Barge</u><br>For the week ending September 11, barge grain movements totaled 176,618 tons. This was 43 percent lower than the previous week and 78 percent lower than the same period last year. <br>For the week ending September 11, 114 grain barges moved down river?83 fewer barges than the previous week. &nbsp;<br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><u>Ocean</u><br>For the week ending September 9, 6 oceangoing grain vessels were loaded in the Gulf?86 percent fewer than the same period last year.<br>Within the next 10 days (starting September 10), 30 vessels were expected to be loaded?54 percent fewer than the same period last year.<br>Lower vessel counts are partly due to incomplete data because of Hurricane Ida.<br>As of September 9, the rate for shipping a metric ton (mt) of grain from the U.S. Gulf to Japan was $80.25. This was 2 percent less than the previous week. The rate from PNW to Japan was $44.25 per mt, 1 percent less than the previous week.<br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial"><u>Fuel</u><br>For the week ending September 13, the U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased by 0.1 cent from the previous week to $3.372 per gallon, 95.0 cents above the same week last year.</font></div><div><font face="arial"><br></font></div><font face="arial">lj<br></font>