Russian grain exports fall on lower Turkish buys.

Russian grain exports are expected to dip between 3 and 3.1 million tonnes in April from the 3.8 millpn tonnes shipped in March, owed to a drop in Turkish purchases. Turkey, the world’s second largest buyer of Russian wheat after Egypt, is said to have placed its wheat, corn and sunflower imports on hold by imposing high import tariffs from mid-March. However, the loss of the Turkish market is likely to be temporary.