Reacting to August, 2018 trade data, FIEO President, Ganesh Kumar Gupta said that consecutively for fourth month in a row exports have shown a higher double-digit growth of 19.21 per cent, however the rate of growth during the month has shown an upward trend as compared to previous month with an increase of about 5 per cent. Though some of the MSME sectors of exports have come into positive territory including gems & jewellery, leather & leather products, cotton yarn/fabs/made-ups, handicrafts excluding handmade carpet and some of the agri-products but others such as plantations, marine products, RMG of all textiles, jute manufacturing including floor covering are still in negative territory or have shown negative growth during the month.