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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 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.