The New Eden monthly economic report for July 2017 is out, a little later than usual, but better late than never.
Getting straight to the ISK sinks and faucets chart, it does look like the changes in June update regarding super carrier ratting have continued to hold, as total bounties remain on a downward slope.
That still seems like a lot of ISK from bounties, even if the trend is downward for the moment. CCP made no further adjustments in the July update, and tomorrow’s planned update does not mention anything in that regard in the patch notes.
However, while the overall amount from bounties is down, in Delve they are actually up some, topping the July number by about 400 billion ISK.
That is still down from the May peak, when the number was 8.8 trillion ISK in bounties. But the bulk of the reduction in the bounty pay outs seems to be coming from other regions in New Eden.
Likewise, the care bear reputation of Delve is reinforced by the mining output for the region.
That chart shows the value of mining in Delve up from 8.5 trillion ISK in June to 10.2 trillion ISK in July. Of course, those values are influence by the market value of the output, so if actual ore mined was the same, but prices rose, that output value would rise as well. I don’t watch the mineral and ore markets, so couldn’t tell you if actual amount mined was up or if prices are rising some.
And then there was production, which was up considerably since June, no doubt consuming all that mining output and then some.
Delve became the number one manufacturing region in New Eden, edging out The Forge by about a trillion ISK in value. Though, if you add up the regions close to Jita, The Forge, The Citadel, and Lonetrek, high sec manufacturing for the Jita market is still dominant.
Looking at the key economic indicators chart, you can see that Delve still imports a lot, most of it from Jita, while the exports are negligible.
So I suppose I can be all “Yay Delve! We’re #1” and such.
However, since the beginning of August the Imperium has taken its show on the road, landing in Hakonen in the Lonetrek region, where we seem determined to anchor a Fortizar no matter how many attempts it takes.
With all the combat pilots moving north, those left behind hoping to rat and mine in peace have been in for a rude awakening, with Rorquals and carriers going down in flames to roving gangs. The Delve defense system has been denuded and losses have been mounting.
So the question will be how much of an impact will this have on the Delve ratting and mining numbers? Will Delve top the charts for player ship losses come the August report? Tune in next month to see what sort of change is in store.