TABUK City, Kalinga -- Organizers of this year’s Kalinga Treasures Trade Fair recorded record-high sales of P6,602,365.

Aurora Sanet of the Trade and Industry provincial office, lead organizer of the event, said they targeted P5 million in sales this year considering despite the province suffered massive losses from super typhoon “Lawin” in October last year.

The comparative sales in the annual fair had remarkably risen from P4.8M in 2015 to P6.4 million in 2016 and 6.6 million, this year.

Sanet attributed the sales performance to the increasing innovative skills of producers with DTI’s continuing product development and marketing assistance.

This year, the top-selling sector was furniture with P2,305,605 followed by wearables-gifts-home-decors – P1,944,380; processed foods – P1,167,656; ornamentals – 738,414 and other sectors – P446,310.

Sanet reported 19 of the 99 exhibitors came from the provinces of Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and Baguio City.

The fair was organized as part of the highlights of the annual celebration of the province’s founding anniversary.

Sanet lauded the Chamber of Kalinga Producers, Inc. (CKAPI) which is working for the development of micro-business in the province, for leading with DTI the organization and conduct of the annual trade fair. (Larry Lopez/PIA–CAR)