Welcome back! We’ve seen a lot of interesting shifts across the exchanges this week, so let’s take a moment to break down the major goods across the exchanges, as well as have a brief peek at the newly availible population demographic information.
Activity on the Antares exchange is very low, however it has been starting to show more activity than last week. For the time being however, trade volumes in the system remain too low to draw meaningful conclusions about most commodities.
Prices of basic consumables remain high, although they have been showing a gradual decrease across all exchanges. Basic Ration and Drinking Water prices remain stable, if low, in Hortus. Small quantities of “Tier 2” basic consumables have been seen on exchanges, however until trade volumes grow it’s too early to draw conclusions as to their pricing.
On the Moria exchange, carbon prices have continued to fall, currently resting at around 300NCC per unit. Iron prices, which were declining rapidly last week, have stabilized at around 580NCC per unit.
Basic construction prefabs remain expensive across all four exchanges, despite the extensive production in Moria. MCG prices are also high, and is extremely stable in price across the exchanges, all within the 32-36 price range.
On the fuel markets sublight fuel is extremely cheap, however there has been a slight jump in price in the last few days. Whether this is a brief upset or a new ray of hope for fuel manufacturers remains to be seen. Jump fuel prices have been steadily climbing across the exchanges, likely due to the continuing lack of supply of Helium 3, a vital precursor to this valuable fuel.
In the agriculture market on Hortus, Raw Cotton Fibers have fallen substantially in price, from a peak of around 700ICA earlier in the week to a mere 450ICA at time of writing. Prices of other agricultural goods, such as Grain, Maize and HCP have been unstable, but appear to be trending slightly down. Trigliceryde nuts and fruits, although being traded only in small volumes, have suffered substantial price drops after having reached all time highs around the end of last week.
Aluminium is notably scarce across the exchanges. Although it’s direct usefulness is limited at present, it is vital to building and operating “Tier 2” facilities, so it remains a commodity to watch. The small amounts that are being traded are likely being consumed in order to manufacture Trusses, which we are seeing small volumes of being traded on exchanges.
Population reports have been issued across all the major planets, with second population reports being issued earlier today. These reports have been in line with expectations, Pioneers are plentiful, with unemployment being high. A limited supply of settlers are also present, and remain almost entirely unemployed. With the most recent population reports we’ve also seen the arrival of the very first technitians, however it is unlikely that any facilities requiring technitians will be built for several more weeks.