Indonesia Pavilion Goods On Sale Amounts to 8 Billion Rupiah

Team, CNN Indonesia | Kamis, 11/10/2018 22:56 WIB
Indonesia Pavilion Goods On Sale Amounts to 8 Billion Rupiah 157 small- and medium-sized enterprises participates in Indonesia Pavilion, an exhibition held on the sidelines of the 2018 International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meeting. (CNN Indonesia/Yuliyanna Fauzi)
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Around eight thousand products worth 8 billion rupiah are on display for sale at an exhibition area dubbed as the Indonesia Pavilion, according to a team in charge of the Indonesia Pavilion.

The products are for sale by 157 small- and medium-sized enterprises that are participating in the event.

The figure, however, is not the sales target set for the event held on the sidelines of the 2018 International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meeting, said the team.


The Indonesia Pavilion showcases an assortment of what makes Indonesia, ranging from development projects, to national strategic projects, to tourism, to its traditions and cultures, and to handicrafts.

Those involved in the exhibition, which takes place at the same or location as the meeting, are the Sate-Owned Enterprises Ministry, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, the Creative Economy Agency, the Communications and Information Technology Ministry and the Finance Ministry.

"They have so far sold around 500 products for a total of 146 million rupiah," Indyruwani Asikin Natanegara, director for leasing and trading businesses at state-owned firm PT Sarinah (Persero), told CNNIndonesia.com on Thursday (11/10).

Sarinah has been appointed to manage trade at the Indonesia Pavilion, and help small- and medium-sized enterprises market and sell their products overseas.

Best selling items include household appliances, clothes, handicrafts and fabric, with prices ranging from 250,000 rupiah to a whopping 200 million rupiah.

"Paintings are the most expensive, some of which are made by Balinese painters," said Indyruwani.

Products at the Indonesia Pavilion have attracted locals and foreigners alike.

Indyruwani said many foreigners still have little knowledge of Indonesian products.

"That is why we are helping SMEs (introduce their products to foreigners?) so they can export. Those selling their goods here (at the exhibition) have to be ready for exports," said Indyruwani.

"There will only be a seven-percent charge, but no profit sharing. And then we can have further discussions on possible future cooperation," said Inydruwani. (aud/vws)