Monthly Economic Report - February 2018

The Monthly Economic Report for February 2018 is now ready!

The raw data, including the killmail dump, can be found here (28.7 MB).

After repeated requests from the community, we’ve also included a large amount of historic market data with this MER. This data package contains almost 270 million rows of daily market data from October 2003 through to March 2018. Check it out in the dev blog!

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.

“All graphs in this report can be enlarged by right clicking and selecting “open in new tab” in your browser’s options for more detailed viewing.”

Currently not able to open any of the graphs in new tab, Don’t know if its just me or something that others are having too.

EDIT: Working Now

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Could we get confirmation that the production and mining figures are properly counting reactions and moon mining?

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That report show’s that these peaceful blue donut times have been really good to a certain alliance, won’t be surprised if they turn around and stomp on everything soon.

All graphs in this report can be enlarged by right clicking and selecting “open in new tab” in your browser’s options for more detailed viewing.

Yay for going back to pre 2010 days on a 2018 renovated page which now has less utility than the previous version of the page. :roll_eyes:

That aside, it’s interesting to see that money supply has plateaued a little bit. While Delve races from one high, other areas reduce their income.
I also find it amazing that Delve outputs nearly as much production value as The Forge. And it’s again interesting to see how high sec only contributes 6% to the total ISK faucets.

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288 votes and 471 comments so far on Reddit

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You seriously need to use a logarithmic scale especially for “Total trade value bt region”.


To be fair, they do provide a separate graph for total trade value that excludes The Forge.

lol u think delve has only botters or RMT? check again when u went true the other alliances and whole of highsec

You can always try finding the rest of botters and RMTers elsewhere. I would really appreciate it. :kissing_heart:

What’s the deal with mineral prices? Is there a reason they’re at a four-year low (and were recently at a 6-year low)?

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Moonmining :slight_smile:

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Rorquals. And no one losing capitals and big sub-cap fleets because CCP destroyed all content taking place on a regular basis in the past with the introduction of citadels.

Players are responsible for their own actions and desires to not pick fights. Maybe EVE needs a thunderdome!

@CCP_Falcon @CCP_Quant are there any plans to fix the overzealous market data trimming algorithm so that the historical market data isn’t completely inaccurate and misleading?

As a quick example, there are a good number of days last year where the low, avg, and high prices in The Forge for several PI materials are all 0.01isk. Clearly this is not factual.

Even if past data may not be fixable, this would at least ensure that new data can be correct.


Being sick and tired being dropped upon by a sooper dooper whenever you undock a frigate is not a desire.
But feel free you take your sooper doopers on a roam and see what happens - or not.


I second this. If you look at the price history, there are many items that look like nothing ever sells for the buy price, when in fact there is a robust trade at that price. I find the price history tab completely useless, except for volume data.

Maybe you could provide an option to turn off the trimming, so those of us who want to view the un-massaged data can do so?

Time to nerf bounty prizes, CCP!
Botters are winning :joy:

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@CCP_Falcon @CCP_Quant @Rhivre @Elizabeth_Norn

Confirming that the historic market data dump that was provided is wrong, just like the API and the in-game data. Sample row:


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Damn, I was hoping it was going to be the raw data