Purpose of Agriculture Marketing Information Service (AMIS) is to disseminate the prices of agriculture commodities rates from 135 markets located across the province of Punjab. In 2010, Agriculture Department of Punjab decided to enhance the service by collecting international agricultural commodity prices and publishing these prices on AMIS. Exchange of Information across international exchanges and internal market places will enable AMIS to gain comparative analysis of local and international commodity prices and will also provide benefit to traders, exporters and other stakeholders. All the enhancements in AMIS have been made live, effective from 15th June, 2011.
- Real time conversion of international commodity prices from U.S Dollars and Indian Rupee to Pakistani Rupee.
- Storing closing prices of all agricultural commodities for historical reporting.
- Improved reporting (tabular and graphical) of international commodity prices.
- Publishing international commodity prices in Urdu language.
Scope of Enhancements
International prices of five agriculture commodities namely wheat, maize, rice, sugar and cotton from Chicago Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange and National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange of India will be published on Agriculture Marketing Information Service.