"In the first two days of the expo, we have seen a turnover of hundreds of millions (of rupiahs). We have set ourselves the target of recording a turnover of Rp6.5 billion at the end of the expo," the director of rental business and trade of state-owned retail firm PT Sarinah, Indyruwani Asikin Natanegara, said here on Wednesday.
The target of Rp6.5 billion may be obtained from the sales of 7,491 items of goods during the expo held on October 8-14 to exhibit the country`s culture and various state projects, he said.
"The vast majority of buyers in Indonesia Pavilion are delegates to the IMF-World Bank meetings held until October 14. The expo will be open to domestic buyers especially on October 14 and 15," he said.
The goods are among the most-sought items, he said.
The thousands of items of goods were produced by 150 micro small and medium enterprises guided by state-owned companies, the Industry Ministry, the Trade Ministry and the Creative Economy Board (Bekraft).
A special survey conducted by the Creative Economy Board and the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) showed that the creative economy contributed Rp832.2 trillion to the national economy in 2015, up 4.38 percent from Rp784.8 trillion a year earlier.
Reporting by Edy M Yakub
Editing by Suharto, Sri Haryati