The exports figure for the month of July, 2017, once again showed positive growth said FIEO President Ganesh Kumar Gupta. Engineering goods, Petroleum, Organic & Inorganic chemicals, Marine exports, Plantations were some of the sectors, which contributed to the positive growth in exports during the month.However the growth during month was of concern as among major product category which includes Gems & Jewellery, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Carpets and RMG including textiles further declined as compared to June, 2017 though more than half of the sectors, 19 out of 30 major product groups, were in positive territory. FIEO President further reiterated that the need of the hour is the sectoral analysis which should be initiated soon to pin point factors responsible for decline in such sectors.While there was some relief on the import front as the growth in imports was little less compared to last month yet the trade deficit ballooned from $26 bn in April-July 2016 to $51 bn in the corresponding months in 2017.