Monthly Economic Report - March 2018

The Monthly Economic Report for March 2018 is now ready!

The raw data, including the killmail dump, can be found here (22.9 MB).

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.

@CCP_Avalon Fix this already. This is pre-2000 level of website usability. Your old website was more advanced than your current website.


Adding @CCP_Blidge, CCP Damage is also aware of there being no lightbox.

No, there were links added to the images before. Example: MER December 2017

Thank you. Well, yes, in that case it was a workaround but still more convenient to use than having to right click to view the large version.

I await the loathing of the rest of the galaxy for the industrial powerhouse that is Delve with the greatest of equanimity.

hey CCP , just want too say i very happy you take time out too share these number, i enjoy reading them every time :slight_smile:


I doubt the loathing will continue any longer than your gloating. Everyone understands by now, that this is how CCP wants the game to be. Most of the MER-related discussions during the past year were directed at CCP, not at Goons for using the mechanics. There is no reason to believe repeating the same arguments would yield a different result. A change now would mean to retrospectively rise the value of the mineral equivalent of 2000ish Supers that Goons mined in March 2018. That might be another reason no one is really interested in continously asking CCP to fix this. Personally I’d not be surprised if Goons themselves will ask for a nerf of Rorquals/Anoms at some point, after they feel they made the cut no one will ever beat in a different setting. It would be the typical thing to do and CCP would typically react so late that it will make things worse than not reacting at all.

Delve will continue to be a roaming ground for small gangs in small ships due to its large population and Goons will continue to project their power in one way or the other. Unless CCP buffs the jump range tremendously and Goons go all PL and harass everyone and their sister with Supers, people will just avoid them and move on. In return Goons will probably (and hopefully) be the demise of some other Null entities who are not worth their salt and really deserve to make room for newcomers of sorts.

In the mid or long term perspective it will be interesting what Goons do with all the acquired wealth and wether or not the weight of it will become a problem. The long term effects of current mechanics on non-Goon player retention are and will be subject of speculation up until the point they come to light.

@CCP_Falcon any chance we can get regional Moon Mining Data or is it still something you feel not comfortable sharing with us?

As usual we dominate EVEs economic game.

Also, water is wet.


This is an absolutely amazing report. Thank you very much for producing this. I learned a lot. It helped me understand what is going on in the universe more and I feel more connected with the game.


Which newcomers are you talking about? Why would anyone go to null sec in a small setting when they are just being farmed or roflstomped at the next best occasion?

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It seems the Import & Export values by region are off again, as well as the other numbers based on those.

Month after month I read this report and I still think that it should have also a report from the chief economist hired some years ago (if he wasn’t sacked already…). This way we also could try to understand what CCP really thinks about EVE’s economy - after all, they rule the New Eden’s central bank


They don’t have an economist any more. He jumped ship for a better job a long time ago. That’s why they don’t do a deep analysis anymore either, no one there has the background to understand the numbers. They’ve just got one of his former assistants who pushes the “export data” button once a month.

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Pretty sure CCP Quant has the analytical capability to do such an analysis. Just because they don’t advertise it does not mean it isn’t there.

Although it would be interesting if CCP reached out to somebody like Brian Arthur…

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I would be really interested in CCP Eyjo’s analysis of the last couple of MER.

He has moved on… no longer with CCP. (I also miss the old style, analytical quarterly reports.)

I like the detailed information the new one’s provide. I do wish they’d offers some of the conclusions they did in the old reports.

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@CCP_Larrikin @CCP_Quant As already mentioned above the Export & Import values dropped massively with the last and this MER. Any reason for this?


PS: Twitter is faster than forums :grinning:

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IMO, that kind of a change is usually something going wrong with the data–i.e. something changed so the actual value is not being reported correctly.