THE MINISTRY OF TRADE

10.4.6 THE MINISTRY OF TRADE

The Ministry of Trade is responsible for obtaining commodities for
use by the city government and for facilitating the transfer of those
commodities to the Ministries that will use them. The Ministry has three
tools it may use to accomplish this ongoing task:

1. Setting the price at which the city will purchase and sell commodities
   to the public.

2. Setting the price at which other Ministries may purchase commodities
   internally, as well as a reserve amount, so that the city doesn't
   completely run out of commodities.

3. Maintaining 'reserves' of commodities for use by the city proper. Keeping
   a number of commodities this way will be very important for many city
   administration tasks.


Commands for the Ministry of Trade:

CITY COMMS
CITY COMM SUMMARY
   - Shows a summary table of the current commodity status of your city.

CITY COMM SET MIN <comm> <amount>
   - Sets the reserve amount for a particular commodity. Reserved commodities
     are not available for purchase.

CITY COMM SET INTERN <comm> <amount>
   - Sets the price which other Ministries will pay for a particular commodity.

CITY COMM BUY <comm> FOR <amount>
   - Sets the price which the city's commodity-purchasing NPC will pay for
     commodities.

CITY COMM SELL <comm> FOR <amount>
   - Sets the public sell price. People can then buy any available stock
     at this price per unit.

CITY ECONSTATUS
   - See information on your city's economic status.

CITY MAT SUMMARY
   - Shows a summary table of the current raw material status of your city.
CITY MAT SUMMARY <towne>
   - See a summary list of the materials that a towne creates, and how much they are sold for.

CITY MAT BUY <material> FOR <amount>
   - Sets the price which your city's refinery will pay for delivery of that
     raw material.