What is a Material Trader?

The Material Trader is a contact found at certain stations that offers to exchange a Material for a different quantity of another Material. There are three types of Material Trader, each dealing exclusively Raw Materials, Manufactured Materials, or Encoded Materials (Data).

Trader Types

Each trader type only trades in their type of materials and can be found in different economy types.

Locations material traders can be found in are:

  • Raw Materials Trader: found at extraction and refinery economies, only trades in raw material found on planet surfaces and planetary rings.
  • Manufactured Materials Trader: Found at industrial economies, only trades in manufactured materials.
  • Encoded Materials Trader: Found at High Tech and Military economies, only trades in encoded materials.

Systems need to be mid to high security systems and have populations between 1,000,000 and 22,000,000.

Materials Traders will not show up in anarchy systems.

Materials Traders will not show up at stations that are currently controlled by a criminal faction.

Materials Traders will be unavailable when a station is damaged, under repair or put on lockdown.

Nearest Material Trader

Material Trader

Nearest Technology Broker

Technology Broker

Categories Edit

Each of the three types of material can be further broken down into categories.

Raw Edit

Can be found in systems with Refinery economy
SectionGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4
Raw Material Category 1CarbonVanadiumNiobiumYttrium
Raw Material Category 2PhosphorusChromiumMolybdenumTechnetium
Raw Material Category 3SulphurManganeseCadmiumRuthenium
Raw Material Category 4IronZincTinSelenium
Raw Material Category 5NickelGermaniumTungstenTellurium
Raw Material Category 6RheniumArsenicMercuryPolonium
Raw Material Category 7LeadZirconiumBoronAntimony

Encoded Edit

Can be found in systems with High Tech economy
SectionGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
Emission DataExceptional Scrambled Emission DataIrregular Emission DataUnexpected Emission DataDecoded Emission DataAbnormal Compact Emissions Data
Wake ScansAtypical Disrupted Wake EchoesAnomalous FSD TelemetryStrange Wake SolutionsEccentric Hyperspace TrajectoriesDatamined Wake Exceptions
Shield DataDistorted Shield Cycle RecordingsInconsistent Shield Soak AnalysisUntypical Shield ScansAberrant Shield Pattern AnalysisPeculiar Shield Frequency Data
Encryption FilesUnusual Encrypted FilesTagged Encryption CodesOpen Symmetric KeysAtypical Encryption ArchivesAdaptive Encryptors Capture
Data ArchivesAnomalous Bulk Scan DataUnidentified Scan ArchivesClassified Scan DatabanksDivergent Scan DataClassified Scan Fragment
Encoded FirmwareSpecialised Legacy FirmwareModified Consumer FirmwareCracked Industrial FirmwareSecurity Firmware PatchModified Embedded Firmware

Manufactured Edit

Can be found in systems with Industrial economy or Extraction economy
SectionGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
ChemicalChemical Storage UnitsChemical ProcessorsChemical DistilleryChemical ManipulatorsPharmaceutical Isolators
ThermicTempered AlloysHeat Resistant CeramicsPrecipitated AlloysThermic AlloysMilitary Grade Alloys
HeatHeat Conduction WiringHeat Dispersion PlateHeat ExchangersHeat VanesProto Heat Radiators
ConductiveBasic ConductorsConductive ComponentsConductive CeramicsConductive PolymersBiotech Conductors
Mechanical ComponentsMechanical ScrapMechanical EquipmentMechanical ComponentsConfigurable ComponentsImprovised Components
CapacitorsGrid ResistorsHybrid CapacitorsElectrochemical ArraysPolymer CapacitorsMilitary Supercapacitors
ShieldingWorn Shield EmittersShield EmittersShielding SensorsCompound ShieldingImperial Shielding
CompositeCompact CompositesFilament CompositesHigh Density CompositesProprietary CompositesCore Dynamics Composites
CrystalsCrystal ShardsFlawed Focus CrystalsFocus CrystalsRefined Focus CrystalsExquisite Focus Crystals
AlloysSalvaged AlloysGalvanising AlloysPhase AlloysProto Light AlloysProto Radiolic Alloys