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The subject of this article is from the Crossplay update.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 16 July, 2020.
Some icons a system may use to show its type of economy
Using an Economy Scanner to check nearby economies

Economy determines a system's wealth.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Every star system in No Man's Sky has its own Economy rating. It doesn't matter what Faction controls the system.

In the Galactic Map you cannot tell what type of economy a system has unless you have an Economy Scanner or you warp to it. You can purchase an Economy Scanner by summoning the Space Anomaly and from the Iteration: Hyperion.

A system's economy can be sorted with various types of economy and also galactic average stats. An S will show what the galactic average is for selling items, while B will show what the galactic average is for buying items.

Wealth[edit | edit source]

Low wealth systems are common, medium wealth are uncommon, and high wealth systems are rare.

Higher wealth systems have a higher chance to spawn S-class starships.

Low wealth types (common)[edit | edit source]

  • Declining
  • Destitute
  • Failing
  • Fledgling
  • Low Supply
  • Struggling
  • Unsuccessful
  • Unpromising

Medium wealth types (uncommon)[edit | edit source]

  • Adequate
  • Balanced
  • Comfortable
  • Developing
  • Medium Supply
  • Promising
  • Satisfactory
  • Sustainable

High wealth types (rare)[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced
  • Affluent
  • Booming
  • Flourishing
  • High Supply
  • Opulent
  • Prosperous
  • Wealthy

Types of economy[edit | edit source]

There are seven types of economy and every system has one. The type of economy that a system has will not affect its economic status nor its S/B stats. Each system also has its own "icon" depending on its economy type:

Icon Producing Economy Economy Names Commodity Type Tiers
Trade Route A
TradingStar.jpg Trading Economy Mercantile




Trade Commodity
  1. Decrypted User Data
  2. Star Silk
  3. Comet Droplets
  4. Ion Sphere
  5. Teleport Coordinators
AdvancedMaterialsStar.jpg Advanced Materials Economy Material Fusion


Metal Processing

Ore Processing

Advanced Construction Materials
  1. Nanotube Crate
  2. Self-Repairing Heridium
  3. Optical Solvent
  4. Five Dimensional Torus
  5. Superconducting Fibre
ScientificStar.jpg Scientific Economy Research




Scientific Components
  1. De-Scented Pheromone Bottle
  2. Neutron Microscope
  3. Instability Injector
  4. Organic Piping
  5. Neural Duct
Trade Route B
MiningStar.jpg Mining Economy Mining


Ore Extraction


Tradable Minerals
  1. Dirt
  2. Unrefined Pyrite Grease
  3. Bromide Salt
  4. Polychromatic Zirconium
  5. Re-latticed Arc Crystal
ManufacturingStar.jpg Manufacturing Economy Manufacturing



Mass Production

Industrial Components
  1. Enormous Metal Cog
  2. Non-Stick Piston
  3. Six-Pronged Mesh Decoupler
  4. Holographic Crankshaft
  5. High Capacity Vector Compressor
TechnologyStar.jpg Technology Economy High Tech




Technology Parts
  1. Decommissioned Circuit Board
  2. Welding Soap
  3. Ion Capacitor
  4. Autonomous Positioning Unit
  5. Quantum Accelerator
PowerGenerationStar.jpg Power Generation Economy Power Generation

Energy Supply

Fuel Generation

High Voltage

High Electric

Tradable Energy Source
  1. Spark Canister
  2. Industrial-Grade Battery
  3. Ohmic Gel
  4. Experimental Power Fluid
  5. Fusion Core

Trade Routes[edit | edit source]

Trade routes are generally categorized into three or four-way routes between systems. Resources replenish slowly and the fulfilled demand at a target lowers the price for consecutive sales. Compared to planetary trade ports, the local space station usually offers the worst prices, but has its own supply and demand in return.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

An in-depth spreadsheet with data about trading on star systems of different economy types and its effect in the price of specific products.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Economy of No Man's Sky.. User SeansCheckShirts on Reddit.