The first quarterly economic newsletter for 2009 is out.
I love these things although I don't delve into the stats as much as others do, it is one of those things that really brings the size of the universe of New Eden alive for me. I hope they can continue to deliver these things on a schedule, you know, like quarterly.
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Page 4 - Quote of the paper: "EVE will soon overtake the population of Iceland, which means that the economy in EVE compares with that of a small nation."
Page 8 - What caused that downturn in subscription in the latter half of '08?
Page 16 - Most people have less than 100 million in their wallets. Seems about right.
Page 21 - Is the March set of bars in the graph giving me the finger?
Page 25 - Evidence that the ZOMG POS 'SPOILT scandal really hit the markets hard.
Page 30 - "It is a completely different story – and unresolved mystery – why this particular item increased so much in popularity." - in regards to 125mm Gatling Autocannon I. Makes me wonder...
Page 32 - 30,000 jumps into wormhole space PER DAY. Wowsers!
Page 35 - "In total, 29 Tech III ships were produced in March."
Page 39 - Orca graph: incredible how the price line does a text book perfect decrease as volume meets demand.
Page 42 - Golem graph: textbook example of how increasing price depresses demand. Eve must be a theoretical economist's dream.
Page 46 - Mobile Large Warp Disruptor's sales volume approaching 2500 per month. Egads. Strategic cruiser with Interdiction Nullifier propulsion subsystem looks a lot more attractive now.
That's all for this one, see you next "quarter"!