Monthly Economic Report - August 2018


(CCP Falcon) #1

The Monthly Economic Report for August 2018 is now ready!

The raw data, including the killmail dump, can be found here (27.0MB)

For deeper understanding of the indices used in the report, please have a look at the following explanations.

Mineral Price Index (MPI)
The Mineral Price Index (MPI) shows the price changes in all eight minerals used to produce ships and other items in EVE. The weight of each mineral in the index changes each month is based on the relative trade values of the previous month.

Primary Producer Price Index (PPPI)
The Primary Producer Price Index consists of manufacturing items used for the production of other manufacturing items at the secondary stage. Manufacturing items used for the production of final consumer goods are excluded. The index includes such item groups as ore, moon materials, planetary commodities, sleeper relics, and items used in invention.

Secondary Producer Price Index (SPPI)
The Secondary Producer Price Index contains production materials and other production items that are used in the manufacturing of consumer goods, i.e. goods included in the Consumer Price Index.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The Consumer Price Index measures the overall price changes of consumer products. This is not limited to consumables such as fuel, ammunition or PLEX, but also includes assets such as ships, modules, implants and starbase structures. In summary, anything that is not primarily used to produce other goods is included in the index, which contains over 4000 individual items.

(Rivr Luzade) #2

Any reason why you stopped posting the bar charts for mining, destroyed, bounties in the last couple of MER?

I find that drop of bounty income and increase in Incursion income interesting. Looks almost like the north switched from hunting Guristas to hunting Sansha to compensate for the war losses.

Also good to see that high sec and incursions play no role whatsoever for the oversupply of ISK.

(Dato Tovikov) #3

Interesting month for Pure Blind!

(Billy Sanchezo) #4

Um, excuse me, but what are those economic reports ?
Since it’s an article plubished by the CCP team every month, I think it has it’s importance, but I can’t grasp it :confused:

(Zander Exvirus) #5

It would be cool if we could somehow include wormholes into this. Make the classes categories or something.

(Tipa Riot) #6

It’s the report about New Edens player-driven economy. Incomes, expenses, trade, taxes, balances, aggregated, per region, etc. It’s that complex because New Edens economy is very similar to RL economy while at the same time is very different.

(Lyro Chastot) #7

Goons win again

(miner1 otomeya) #8

@CCP_Falcon Given Goons clear mining superiority does CCP have any plans to prevent The rise of a PBIC like coalition/alliance in Tranquillity?

(Cloon McCloon) #9

Does the “Production” by region stats include the parts made to build other things, or just the final build? IE: If one builds a carrier from scratch, does it count the value of capital parts, or just the completed hull?

(Old Pervert) #10

Production data would be sourced by the job. Ergo if you make a job to produce a part, you affect the data. If you buy the part from jita, you affect the trade data. When you build the carrier, you affect the production data again.

(Rivr Luzade) #11

Doubtful in the near future. CCP needs CFC for the huge blob fests for their deceptive marketing. The best we can do is deny them these big fights and instead have fun killing them win they get cocky. Hello INIT. :rofl:

(Ildrara) #12

Goon bots making hundreds of billions but yeah let’s nerf drop rates of the abyss and plexes.

(Balos Tritapo) #13

CCP denies that goons even use bots…and they are banning soooooooooooooo many bots…

This is called total denial of reality.

(Mingja) #14

Yes, it is. CCP openly refused to teleport Goonbotters to Yulai!

(Balos Tritapo) #15

This means exactly what?

You think it proofs anything if they deduct a show that just distracts you from the real thing?

They made a gigantic propaganda act out of a sole event and pulled those few on the nose ring through the arena while thousands of other bots carry on as if nothing has happend.

And after the propaganda happening all is well and shimmering in pretty colours in the eve world?


If this is your real opinion look for help…

(Mingja) #16

It means that CCP does not make a difference in which alliance a bot is, that’s it. Botting is pretty much everywhere because botters are jerks and this is a game for jerks. Botting is not a problem that is easily handled, as it’s quite difficult to do when a bot is made to simulate a human being. It’s also quite time intensive.

If it would be such an oh so easy problem to tackle, then the might of the global gaming industry would have found a solution already, yet it didn’t.

Now, whether or not CCP does enough to kill bots is another topic, but blaming CCP for goonswarms economic might is paranoid at best and just completely nuts at worst.

(Teckos Pech) #17

My guess nothing. If you want it prevented get off your ass and do it.

(Nevyn Auscent) #18

That argument died when CCP released the graphs showing player age in alliances.
At this point in the game the primary null alliances have so much of a lead in resource accumulation no one new will ever compete. They drop full fleets of titans now. And multiple super fleets. Not just a half fleet of battleships. It’s way too late to say form your own group with the current mechanics.
The only two ways goons are going down are if the other big null alliances take them down and destroy their titan super and (which eventually leads to the one of them being in charge) or if their leadership fall out majorly with each other and civil war tips them apart too badly.

Now. Is this a terrible thing? Who really knows. But really, you’re smart enough to know how dishonest that line is.

(Teckos Pech) #19

Yes, so they should go join one of those alliances.

And I don’t think this is all that different back 5 or more years ago. You’d have an alliance like BoB with some of the oldest and richest players in the game.

In fact, running up the power curve started under IT Alliance and spread to PL and NC. FinFleet, X-13 were two of IT Alliance super heavy corporations. Recall when PL and NC. were using their supers for targeting with their wrecking ball fleet doctrines.

Goons learned that lesson…they learned it very, very well. In fact, they innovated on it and noting the issues with drones/fighters in heavy tidi they went straight to titans. And to accomplish this they have basically turned Delve in to the EVE version of the River Rouge Complex and Long Beach Harbor.

Again, go join one of the groups currently fighting Goons and try to take them down that way. Or go in there and try to start that internal civil war.

But asking CCP to do it complete Bravo Sierra. And you know that.

(Rivr Luzade) #20

That is true, EVE is a pool for jerks.

And if botting is such a difficult matter, why does CCP not employ more security personnel? They axed the security team a long time ago, which makes CCP complicit in botting.

Neither nor. It’s just the reality. The completely unbalanced and overpowered structures paired with the completely overpowered Rorquals, supers and titans made their economic success possible in the first place.

Over 90,000 characters (CFC, Legacy, remnants of DRF now in Legacy) against 34,000 (Panfam + GOTG) characters. And more people join CFC and TEST than other groups because the contemporary new player rummage are not interested in fighting the blob, they are only interested in participating in the blob to get dank kills, frags and huge tidi fights because they are so awesome according to CCP’s propaganda.

Except for a Civil War, you need a lot of luck to take CFCEST down from the outside. Not even the 2.7T in losses in Delve abate anything because 8T were built in the same month. A Civil War is not likely to succeed either, though, because what would you use as igniter? Greener pastures? Better management? Friendlier corp mates? Better ratting? The smaller alliances around CONDI depend on CONDI for their survival (except for INIT) because they can’t do anything on their own due to lack of competence (as evidenced by hilarious losses), which is why they can’t ignite a civil war either. The only thing that could possibly ignite a civil war would be all remaining big alliances joining CFC to take away any targets where they can use their shiny toys on and see TQ wither away in boredom. :innocent:

Except for outright hating (not this bovine waste Friendship is the best ship fake hate) CFCEST, there is sadly very little reason not to join them if you are just after ratting, dank kills, frags and blobs. :man_shrugging: