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MER – Fruitful Farms and Fallow Fields

CCP has their monthly New Eden economic report out for April 2018 so it is time once again to see where the various regions rank.

I started doing posts about the monthly economic report (MER) in part to watch how Delve, the home region of the Imperium, was doing compared to that of competing coalitions.  By that sort of measure the whole things has gotten a bit dull with the repetition of “Delve wins again…” when it comes to various metrics, such as mining output.

One of the responses I figured would come in time would be the rise of some competitor, some group set to vie with the economic power of Delve.  Every month I look again for a challenger, but every month I seem to see much of the same instead, and April’s numbers seem true to form, starting with mining output.

April 2018 – Mining Value by Region

Once again Delve is at the top of the list, a point yet again accentuated by the accompanying bar graph. (As always, you can click in the charts to see them in full, or at least more legible, size.)

April 2018 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

The region held steady it total value mined, though with a further dip in overall mineral prices, that may mean more actual ore, as measures by volume, was actually extracted from the region.

April 2018 – Economic Indices

Delve remains a happy place for those tending the asteroid fields, farming them for their ore, as this actual picture from Delve indicates.

Literally the Delve Standing Fleet

Perhaps more interesting these days is where mining output is going down.  Fade, Pure Blind, and Deklein, where we have been fighting a guerilla war against Guardians of the Galaxy, saw another down turn.  Deklein was especially hard hit, with output dropping from 1.36 trillion ISK in value in March to just 455 billion ISK in April.

But other places of recent conflict have been down as well.  Cobalt Edge, in the process of changing hands, saw a large drop.  Providence remains suppressed as part of the PL invasion of the region.  And even Querious, a holding of the Imperium, is down, likely due to NCDot deploying to Gehi to spur fights around there.

NPC bounties show a similar pattern.

April 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region

As the bar chart clearly indicates, Delve remains out in front on this measure as well.

April 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region – Bar Graph

While Pure Blind and Deklein both continue to decline due to our adventures in the north, Fade held steady though the number was small.  Branch, on the other hand, remained on par with last month.  Branch is the one GotG region outside of the reach of our deployment, so remains a safe(r) place for them to rat.

Meanwhile high sec saw a slight increase in its piece of the bounty pie.

April 2018 – Bounties by Space Sec Rating

In April high sec had 7.2% of the bounties, up from 6.3% in March.  That boost seems to have come as a dip in the overall amount of bounties as April wrapped up.

April 2018 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

High sec activity, as measured by agent mission rewards, remains a constant while bounty payments fluctuate.

On trade value The Forge, home of Jita, remains the leader.

April 2018 – Trade Value by Region

It continues of dominate so hard that the bar graph is only worth looking at when you remove it.

April 2018 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph, Forge Excluded

With The Forge excluded Domain, with the Amarr trade hub, continues to rule. (Domain is also pretty strong for high sec mining, coming in fourth place overall and ahead of The Forge.)  Delve is behind that, but pretty strong for a null sec region.

When it comes to contracts though, The Forge’s lead dwindles.

April 2018 – Contracts Trade Value by Region – Bar Chart

The strength of Delve when it comes to contracts seems likely tied to production, as selling fully equipped ships (common for doctrine ships or when you order a capital or a super capital) boosts that.

April 2018 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

For whatever reason there was only a bar graph for production this month, so actual values are missing.  Delve stands out in front, though I suspect that if we were able to add up the regions around Jita, which include Lonetrek and The Citadel in addition to The Forge, we would find that those together out-produced Delve. (I could find this in the raw data, but I’m not feeling motivated enough to go download that.)

Anyway, production continues in Delve sufficient to outpace any null sec aspirant.

Then there is the regional summary chart, which I like because it stacks up a number of key items into one picture.

April 2018 – Regional Summary Stats

Last month I ended on some questions, which I guess I should try to answer.  They were:

  • Will Fade, Pure Blind, and Deklein remain down?
  • Will the Space Violence SIG showing up in the north push them down further?
  • Will the “Bee Control” attacks on Delve suppress its numbers?
  • Will the Locust Fleet boost Querious mining?
  • Will Delve production remain this high?
  • Am I going to have to bring up Fountain at some point?

I am going to call it, “Yes, yes, no, no, yes, maybe.”

And so it goes.  Another month and not much real change in who is doing what and where.

As usual, the actual monthly economic report contains more charts and all the raw data.

Delve – Now With Contract Values

The Monthly Economic Report for March dropped on Friday and contains all the usual fun data to peruse.  This is the first MER since CCP Quant left the company, so we get to blame any errors on the new minder of the report, CCP Larrikin. (We’ll get to that.)

Going down the usual path I want to look at mining first.

March 2018 – Mining Value by Region

Mining value was up in Delve by almost a trillion ISK.  This came in the face of sagging mineral prices in the market overall.

March 2018 – Economic Indices

That means that there was just more mining going on in Delve, likely related to the ever expanding moon mining operations in the region, all of which left Delve at the top of the stack again.

March 2018 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

Of note are the rather static month over month value of Querious.  I was wondering if that might go up due to Locust Fleet, the attempt to mine out all of the moon mining operations in a single day.  Perhaps that did not go as well as planned.  I heard it was of to a rough start, but did well enough to carry on again this month, running yesterday.  We’ll look back again next month to see if that raises Querious.

Also of note are the falling mining output numbers for Fade, Pure Blind, and Deklein, regions in the north that have been hunted by several Imperium SIGs.  They are all down noticeably over last month, more so than the dip in prices would explain. With the departure of Pandemic Horde for Geminate, the Guardians of the Galaxy coalition has pretty much ceded the staging systems being used against them and has adopted a defensive posture, allowing the Imperium to do its fighting on their home turf, inhibiting mining and ratting operations in those regions.

And since we’re on about that, I might as well move to NPC bounty payouts where, as expected, Delve remains at the top.

March 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region

The change is moderate, up about a trillion ISK for Delve… what a world when that much ISK is a moderate change… so holds its place in the stack ranking.

March 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region – Bar Graph

As noted above, the regions in the north being stalked by Imperium forces saw some impact.  Deklein, once number three on the list, fell back to fifth, having shed nearly a trillion ISK from its 3.6 trillion ISK February number.  In this case a trillion ISK represents more than a 25% drop.  Likewise, Fade saw a significant drop, while Pure Blind wasn’t hurt too bad, but its February number wasn’t that hot to begin with.

As usual, null sec remained the prime recipient of NPC bounties, with its percentage dropping a bit, from 93.3% last month to 93.1% this month.

March 2018 – Bounties by Space Sec Rating

Overall however bounties saw a noticeable dip on the sinks and faucets chart during March, though it recovered somewhat by the end of the month.

March 2018 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

I am not sure what was going on during that part of the month, but overall NPC bounties are down some.

On the production front Delve saw a huge surge in March, jumping from 29 trillion ISK in value in February to just past 40 trillion ISK last month.

March 2018 – Production Values by Region

This surge managed to push Delve past The Forge, the region that is home to Jita, in total production value.

March 2018 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

That is quite an accomplishment but, as I have noted in the past, Jita sits at the intersection of three regions, The Forge, Lonetrek, and The Citadel, so production centered on the marked hub of New Eden still exceeds Delve overall.  Still, the Imperium is building a lot of stuff as The Mittani encourages people to train into titans.

On the trade value front The Forge remains dominate.  There is a reason manufacturing is clustered around there, it is the place to sell things.

March 2018 – Trade Value by Region

The dominance of The Forge and its Jita market nexus is made starkly clear by the bar graph.

March 2018 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph

The next two contenders, Domain, home to Amarr, and Delve, fade in comparison to such an extent that CCP provides the same graph without The Forge every month, just so you can see how the rest of New Eden compares.

March 2018 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph, Forge Excluded

There you can see how the other regions compare to each other when the shadow of The Forge is removed.

This month we got an additional insight into trade when CCP Larrikin added charts about the value of contract transactions per region.  Unfortunately, the main chart appears to have problems.  It is not labelled correctly (it just says trade value by regions) and the number for The Forge is clearly wrong. (Blame assigned.)  However, the accompanying bar chart appears to be correct both in labeling and data, so I will toss that in.

March 2018 – Contracts Trade Value by Region – Bar Chart

Here The Forge is still on top, but Delve is not too far behind.  This is likely due to the fact that doctrine ships are generally purchased by line members assembled and loaded via contract and because capital and super capital purchases are also often done by contract.

Finally, I will end on the usual chart, the comparison of various stats across key regions.

March 2018 – Regional Summary Stats

Things to look for next month:

  • Will Fade, Pure Blind, and Deklein remain down?
  • Will the Space Violence SIG showing up in the north push them down further?
  • Will the “Bee Control” attacks on Delve suppress its numbers?
  • Will the Locust Fleet boost Querious mining?
  • Will Delve production remain this high?
  • Am I going to have to bring up Fountain at some point?

Anyway, that is my look at the New Eden Monthly Economic Report.  The report itself has many more charts and the raw data on which they were based, so if numbers are your thing you should go take a look.  Over at INN they have taken the raw data and rolled a few of their own graphs, if you want to see some of the data presented in a different way.

Delve – Mining Surge

The EVE Online monthly economic report for February came out on Friday, so it is time to see one again what is up in the New Eden economy.

As the title suggests, the first thing I want to look at is mining, which went up quite a bit in Delve during February.

February 2018 – Mining Value by Region

As the chart says, the value of ore mined in Delve in February stood at 13.5 trillion ISK, up substantially from the 8.1 trillion ISK value reported last month.

However, as I always bring up, mining value is based on the current market price of ore and minerals, so if the price spiked the value on the above chart might go up without there being any real change in mining output as measured in m3.  So what did the pricing do in last month?

February 2018 – Economic Indices

The price, after having risen some in January, looked to have stayed fairly flat over the last month.   Meanwhile, the output for other regions did not change as much.

February 2018 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

Querious and Deklein both saw a bit of an increase, though nothing like the 66% increase that Delve saw.  The question is what drove that boost?  One theory is that as more moon mining platforms come online, they become a regular part of the yield, helping to increase total value.

Anyway, the Imperium appears to happily mining away in Fortress Delve.  And the coalition is looking to expand that.  Yesterday was a region-wide moon mining op in Querious.  All the moon mining platforms were set to come out together, so the super cap umbrella moved to cover the region as the locust-like swarm of Rorquals descended to strip the moons clean.  I haven’t heard anything about the success of the op… other than it started late, so some early risers got the best pickings… but if it went well I expect we will see the number for Querious rising in the March report.

The next boost in Delve, though much smaller than mining, was NPC bounties.  With everybody back from the Million Dollar Battle in January, it looks like people went to work to earn ISK to replace those lost fighters.

February 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region

That pushed the value of NPC bounties take to 10.5 trillion ISK, up 1.5 trillion from January.  Delve remains far and away the largest region for NPC bounties.

February 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region – Bar Graph

The overall percentage of bounties collected in null sec went up a bit, from 92.8% in January to 93.3% in February.

February 2018 – Bounties by Space Sec Rating

I guess that the Guardians Gala event did not spur High Sec to shoot more NPCs.

Overall NPC bounties saw a slight dip in February.

February 2018 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

However, the bounties collected remain very high, something CCP seems disinclined to look into.

On the production front, Delve continues to keep pace right behind The Forge in total output, clocking in with 29 trillion ISK to The Forge’s 30 trillion ISK in production.

February 2018 – Production Values by Region

That narrowed the gap over last month though, as I point out every month, Jita’s location means that you must include Lonetrek and The Forge as part of the Jita focused economy.

February 2018 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

Neither Lonetrek nor The Citadel look like much compared to Delve, but combining them with The Forge gives the three a combined total of over 55 trillion ISK in production output.  Jita remains safe on its throne as the king of commerce in New Eden, and all the more so when the trade value charts are explores.

February 2018 – Trade Value by Region

The Forge, hosting Jita (and Perimeter), adds up to a total of 661 trillion ISK in trading value, a number so big that it dominates the bar graph pretty handily.

February 2018 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph

The bar graph without The Forge better shows the granularity of the other regions.

February 2018 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph, Forge Excluded

Without The Forge, Domain, home to Amarr, is the top trading destination, with Delve coming in third, ahead of the lesser high sec trade hubs.

Then there is the regional stats comparison graph that I like to look at every month just to get a high level view of some of the key regions.

February 2018 – Regional Summary Stats

Finally, the bonus graph this month has to be the Trade Balance graph.

Feb 2018 – Trade Balance by Region

The interesting item there is Providence, which exported 15.675 trillion ISK in February.

That represents the evacuation of assets by Provi-bloc, which seems to be crumbling in the face of the onslaught by Pandemic Legion and NCDot.  So, in addition to the hole in the north left by Pandemic Horde moving from Fade and Pure Blind to Geminate, there looks like there will be a change in Providence as PanFam continues its drive there.

PL owns the north of Providence now

That puts PL closer to the Legacy Coalition, which includes TEST and Brave, both favorite targets of PanFam in the past, as well as being much closer to Querious and Delve.  We will see what happens with that.

And we will also see next month what impact Burn Jita had, if any, on the economy of New Eden.

The monthly economic report is available as a dev blog and contains more charts than I have shown as well as the raw data used to generate them, if you want to roll your own.

Delve – Did the Million Dollar Battle Make a Dent?

CCP Quant was quick again to get up the Monthly Economic Report so we can see what happened in New Eden in January.  The new community page layout changed the way you interact with the report a bit.  You can no longer just click on a chart to see it full size.  Instead you have to right click on the charts and select the option to open them up in another tab.

Not a huge deal… unless you use Firefox… but annoying and pointless.  CCP could have done better.  Also, the sorting of charts was odd this time around, and a couple of the interesting bar charts got dropped.  Again, not huge but annoying.

The huge deal, for me at least, is that CCP seems to have killed off the RSS feeds for their community sites.  CCP seems to only care about Facebook and Twitter these days, both of which monkey with what you even see in your feed, so are completely unreliable.  RSS isn’t new and sexy, but it is solid and reliable… and so CCP has abandoned it.  Another metaphor in that I am sure.

CCP has yet to respond to any questions about RSS.  They probably expect that nobody uses it and that nobody will notice it is gone.  And who knows, they might be right, but so far it is just silence.

Anyway, the million dollar battle that wasn’t happened during the latter half of January as the Imperium mobilized and headed north with their big toys to shoot a Keepstar in Cloud Ring, so this month’s question is whether or not that had any impact on the report.

First up is mining value, where Delve continues to dominate.

January 2018 – Mining Value by Region

You can click on that chart, or any chart in this post, to see a larger version.  No need to muck about opening new tabs… or another browser if you use Firefox.  It isn’t hard.

The bar chart shows Delve relative to other regions.

January 2018 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

The value of ore mined mined however was down to 8.1 trillion ISK in value from 11.5 trillion ISK in December.

But as I mentioned last month, that value is based on the market value of minerals in New Eden, so a drop in that price lowers the ISK amount mined, even if the total volume remains the same.  So what happened to mineral prices in January?

January 2018 – Economic Indices

Mineral prices actually bounced a bit and went up.  So I think we can see a palpable reduction in mining in Delve in January.  Now, did the battle cause it or did everybody just have to go back to work in the new year?  I don’t know, but something did have an impact.

The next indicator is everybody’s favorite to love or hate, NPC bounties, the one that shows actual ISK being brought into the economy of New Eden.

January 2018 – NPC Bounties by Region

Last month bounties in Delve were just shy of ten trillion ISK, this month they are just over 9 trillion ISK.  That is still a lot, and Delve remains at the top by a fair margin… Branch, the next highest number, is just past half of Delve… but still a bit of a decline.

CCP opted not to include the bar charts associated with bounties, so we’ll skip right to the sink and faucets graph.

January 2018 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

That chart shows a clear dip around the third week of January when a lot of null sec was suddenly pulled into this battle.  Not that big of a dip though, and it spiked back up and continued its ongoing ascent, leading once again to the musical question, “Is CCP going to do something about this?”  Certainly nothing has been discussed in public.  Soon we’ll all be able to afford titans… unless inflation kills us.

On the trade value by region front, the bar chart that excludes The Forge region, with Jita and Perimeter, shows the Delve market continues to boom.

January 2018 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph, The Forge Excluded

Though the battle might have sparked some sales to get into doctrine ships, only those who produce fighters will have likely seen a boom in the post-battle market.  So many fighters sacrificed.

In production Delve again remains second to The Forge, the economic heart of New Eden.

January 2018 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

Again, lots being built in Delve… fighters especially I imagine… but not much of it was consumed by the battle, so the build up in the region continues.  You think I am joking about titans, but there is a push to get more of the Imperium into the big ships via the “make ISK, but skill injectors, skill up to a titan, make more ISK, buy a titan” path.

Finally, there is the overall summary graph that I like to include each month.

January 2018 – Regional Summary Stats

In summary, while the million dollar battle had some visible impact on the economic activities in New Eden, it wasn’t that much.  You can see where it was on one of the additional graphs.

January 2018 – Peak Concurrent Players by system

There were lots of players in and about the Cloud Ring region.  However, the wheels of industry continued to turn all the same.

Anyway, another month and another economic report.  You can look at the full report which includes additional charts and all of the raw data if you are interested in the New Eden economy.  Just mind the horrible new site that is hosting it.

Delve – How Does One Value Minerals?

CCP Quant must not have stayed up late to celebrate the coming of the new year as he had the December monthly economic report up and posted on Tuesday, leaving me to catch up.

As usual, I am viewing this through a Delve-eye lens because the region stands out amongst its null sec brethren.  And December was no exception, with Delve once again leading the null sec mining parade.

December 2017 – Mining Value by Region

Delve rang in with 11.5 trillion ISK in mineral value mined over the course of the month.  You can see how it stacks up to other regions more easily with the bar chart version of this data.

December 2017 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

The gap between Delve and the next most mined region closed a bit, but since that region is Querious, which is under Imperium suzerainty, I am not sure those outside the coalition should be cheering.

The value of the minerals mined in Delve went down, from 13.9 trillion ISK in value in November to the above noted 11.5 trillion ISK.  However, as minerals have no innate value… you can’t hand them in to an NPC for a fixed price… the total mined is measured in market value, and the mineral price index was down yet again in December.

December 2017 – Economic Indices

All that mining and the minerals have to go somewhere.  Still, while the mineral price drop looks drastic on that chart, the long range chart shows that it is still nowhere close to its lowest value ever.

December 2017 – Economic Indices – Long Term

Still, mineral prices are down, though the other indices are up, so I suspect that things are not getting cheaper in Jita all the same.  The disruption of T2 materials with the new moon mining mechanic… and the market speculation that preceded that… probably play into those numbers.

After minerals there is everybody’s favorite null sec range number, the NPC bounties where, once again, Delve is out in front.

December 2017 – NPC Bounties by Region

NPC bounty payouts were up some in December, hitting the 9.9 trillion ISK mark, up from 9.7 trillion ISK in November.  Unlike mining, Delve does not quite dominate as much when it comes to bounties.

December 2017 – NPC Bounties by Region – Bar Graph

The Branch region saw a boost over last month, coming in second place, with Deklein and Esoteria in third and fourth.

The percentage of overall NPC bounties being claimed in null sec went down by a tiny fraction, adding up to 92.1%, down from 92.4%.

December 2017 – Bounties by Space Sec Rating

Of the total bounty payment number of 65.9 trillion ISK Delve was responsible for 15%.

The change was in favor of high sec and probably reflects the fact that there is an event running.  As an ISK faucet NPC bounties remain on the rise.

December 2017 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

The rise in NPC bounties makes me ask again if CCP will be looking to nerf that at some point, or are they too busy nerfing the agent finder and third party tools to get to that?

On the production front Delve holds second place behind The Forge.

December 2017 – Production Values by Region

However, that number is a bit deceptive as Jita, the center of New Eden, sits at the confluence of three regions.

December 2017 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

So if you look at it as “production around Jita” you have to include The Forge, Lonetrek, and The Citadel, which all together add up to about double Delve.  So most production in New Eden happens around Jita, though the Delve number is still pretty impressive, adding up as it does to about the equivalent of Esoteria, Tribute, Deklein, and Domain.

And then there is market trade value.

December 2017 – Trade Value by Region

In this Jita, located in The Forge (along with those sales citadels in Perimeter), blows everything else out of the water.  It is so far ahead that CCP Quant publishes a chart with everything besides The Forge just so the variations in the rest of the regions will stand out.

December 2017 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph, The Forge Excluded

With The Forge out of the accounting Domain, the home of Amarr the second city trade hub, shows up at the top of the list with 76 trillion ISK in trade, or a little more than 10% of the number for The Forge.  Behind that is Delve with a little over 41 trillion ISK in trade value, followed by three more high sec systems with their own trade systems.

Finally, there is the region summary chart that compares some of the most active regions.

December 2017 – Regional Summary Stats

Even with all the production going on in Delve the region still imports 51 trillion ISK, most of which I am sure comes from Jita.  I am not sure if the Delve shipping services ever offer Amarr, which is closer, as a standard shipping option.  With the jump fuel changes that came with the December update the per square meter charge to get things shipped to and from Jita went up 20%.  I am not sure if that was responsible for the 34 trillion ISK drop in imports into the region when compared to November or if there simply wasn’t a need to import as much.

Anyway, another month and another economic report.  You can look at the full report which includes additional charts and all of the raw data if you are interested in the New Eden economy.

Delve – Mining Value Down but Still Dominant

The New Eden Monthly Economic Report for November 2017 arrived yesterday so it is time to take a moment to look how things are going in Delve.

As noted in the title, mining in Delve was down some, dropping from 14.6 trillion ISK in October to 13.9 trillion ISK in November.

November 2017 – Mining Value by Region

However, as I have mentioned in the past, the mining chart is measured by the value of the ore extracted and, as we can see from the price index chart, that value has continued its slide.

November 2017 – Economic Indices

With as much of dip as that, it is quite possible that more ore was extracted in Delve last month, when compared to October, rather than less.

Still, some regions appear to be down more than others.  I wonder if something is going on in Fade, and Branch… maybe somebody hot dropping miners… because the numbers for those regions seem down much more than the decline in price might explain.

As you can see on CCP Quant’s new bar chart Branch, which was in seventh place, has fallen further down the list.

November 2017 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

Likewise, Fade seems to have fallen a few places in the stack, though Deklein, where we have been having some battles, still seems to be holding onto its spot.

Jin’taan posted a wry comparison to Reddit of Delve vs. the rest of New Eden when it comes to mining.

On the bounties front it probably surprises exactly zero people that Delve remained in the lead for November.

November 2017 – NPC Bounties by Region

Bounty payouts in Delve were up a few billion, though I contributed even less than my usual hundred million or so to the number as I did not rat even once during the month.

November 2017 – NPC Bounties by Region – Bar Graph

Branch was down a bit over last month, but most other regions seemed to hold steady or were up somewhat for November.

There there is the “make non-null sec players rage” chart that shows null sec grew slightly in total percentage of bounty payouts, going from 92.1% to 92.4%, with both high and low sec declining every so slightly.

November 2017 – Bounties by Space Sec Rating

Wormhole space remained at its normal zero percent because they get paid out by NPCs for drops from their rats, the sales of which totaled to about 19 trillion ISK in value.  If counted as bounties that would change the mix somewhat, though the fact that they have to ship them out of wormhole space to cash in adds to the complexity.

On the sinks and faucets chart bounties payouts were slumping slightly towards the end of November.

November 2017 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

Even with that ever so slight dip bounties remain in the zone where CCP previously expressed the opinion that they were too high, so it remains to be seen if CCP will turn an eye towards super carrier ratting for further nerfs.

On production Delve remains a significant force and, last I heard, the region still needed to import some minerals to keep the factories running apace.

November 2017 – Production Values by Region

As we have seen in the past, production in the three regions around Jita, the trade hub for New Eden, dominates, but Delve still stands out on the bar chart.

November 2017 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

And, of course, when it comes to market value The Forge, home of Jita, stands out well ahead of all others.

November 2017 – Trade Value by Region

This dominance is especially visible on the bar chart where there is The Forge and then

November 2017 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph

The contrast is so striking that CCP Quant added a bar graph without The Forge just so that you could compare the other regions visually without them seeming, as my grandfather might put it, flatter than piss on a plate.

November 2017 – Trade Value by Region – Bar Graph, The Forge Excluded

There you can see Delve ringing in at about half the rate as Domain, home to Amarr, the Chicago of trade hubs to Jita’s New York City.  All those Goons are up to something.

Finally, the regional summary chart of key indices that gives a nice combined picture for a set of regions.

November 2017 – Regional Summary Stats

As usual I am mostly reveling in the fact that EVE Online is the kind of game where the economy is so central that CCP reports on it regularly.  Reporting on Delve just gives me a chance to go on about the importance of the economy in New Eden.  I certainly cannot claim to have influenced anything that happened in Delve.  I am pretty sure I haven’t set foot in the region for at least a month.

Anyway, you can find all these charts and more, as well as the raw data, as part of the dev blog.

And other sites have commentary on this month’s MER:

Delve – Mining Dominance

The EVE Online monthly economic report for October is out, confirming at least that CCP Quant remains on staff at CCP.  And out in Delve it seems that the Rorquals are running all hours of the day to burn down rocks for ore, as it leads the charts by a significant margin over any other region.

October 2017 – Mining Value by Region

CCP Quant has provided an additional chart to help visualize the mining gap.

October 2017 – Mining Value by Region – Bar Graph

By my back of the envelope tally, roughly one third of all mining value in New Eden came out of rocks in the Delve region.

Value of ore mined is determined by the market value of the ore, so that the number is up from 12 trillion ISK in September to 16 trillion ISK in October might not necessarily mean more ore mined.  Unless the price of ore and minerals went down this month, and they did.

October 2017 – Economic Indices

Mineral prices, having jumped in August and September, were down in October.  So the boost in mining output might have been an attempt to cash in on rising prices, leading to enough pressure to push down the recent highs.

This was all pretty much in advance of the Lifeblood expansion which came out on October 24th.  Next months report should begin to show the impact of the new moon mining mechanics on mining output.

On the bounties front Delve again led the pack.

October 2017 – NPC Bounties by Region

However, the lead by Delve on bounties wasn’t anything like the lead in mining.  Again, a new chart to help compare.

October 2017 – NPC Bounties by Region – Bar Graph

Delve is more than double its nearest competitor… no deployments or wars in or around Delve to slow anybody down right now… so it is all go go go for ratting.

Overall bounties remain mostly a null sec thing, with 92% being paid out there.

October 2017 – Bounties by Space Sec Rating

Meanwhile, on the overall sinks and faucets chart bounties have again crept up to nearly their previous all time high, leading one to wonder if CCP is going to need to nerf super carrier and carrier ratting some more.

October 2017 – Top 8 ISK Sinks and Faucets

Overall bounty payouts for October were only 3 trillion ISK higher than September, but the trend is worrying.

On the production front, Delve remained a significant player.

October 2017 – Production Values by Region

Once more we have a nice new chart to help visualize how regions stack up.

October 2017 – Production Values by Region – Bar Graph

The Forge region is out in front, and regions around the Jita trade hub (The Forge, Lonetrek, and The Citadel) dominate production, but Delve is not far behind when measuring individual regions.

Finally, the regional summary chart of key indices.

October 2017 – Regional Summary Stats

Sitting in Delve, mining, ratting, and building, one might wonder what we plan to do with all of that economic might.  It has been very quiet down in the southwest for weeks now.

Anyway, these charts and more are posted, along with the raw data, here.