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
Section Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4
Raw Material Category 1 Carbon Vanadium Niobium Yttrium
Raw Material Category 2 Phosphorus Chromium Molybdenum Technetium
Raw Material Category 3 Sulphur Manganese Cadmium Ruthenium
Raw Material Category 4 Iron Zinc Tin Selenium
Raw Material Category 5 Nickel Germanium Tungsten Tellurium
Raw Material Category 6 Rhenium Arsenic Mercury Polonium
Raw Material Category 7 Lead Zirconium Boron Antimony

Encoded Edit

Can be found in systems with High Tech economy
Section Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
Emission Data Exceptional Scrambled Emission Data Irregular Emission Data Unexpected Emission Data Decoded Emission Data Abnormal Compact Emissions Data
Wake Scans Atypical Disrupted Wake Echoes Anomalous FSD Telemetry Strange Wake Solutions Eccentric Hyperspace Trajectories Datamined Wake Exceptions
Shield Data Distorted Shield Cycle Recordings Inconsistent Shield Soak Analysis Untypical Shield Scans Aberrant Shield Pattern Analysis Peculiar Shield Frequency Data
Encryption Files Unusual Encrypted Files Tagged Encryption Codes Open Symmetric Keys Atypical Encryption Archives Adaptive Encryptors Capture
Data Archives Anomalous Bulk Scan Data Unidentified Scan Archives Classified Scan Databanks Divergent Scan Data Classified Scan Fragment
Encoded Firmware Specialised Legacy Firmware Modified Consumer Firmware Cracked Industrial Firmware Security Firmware Patch Modified Embedded Firmware

Manufactured Edit

Can be found in systems with Industrial economy or Extraction economy
Section Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
Chemical Chemical Storage Units Chemical Processors Chemical Distillery Chemical Manipulators Pharmaceutical Isolators
Thermic Tempered Alloys Heat Resistant Ceramics Precipitated Alloys Thermic Alloys Military Grade Alloys
Heat Heat Conduction Wiring Heat Dispersion Plate Heat Exchangers Heat Vanes Proto Heat Radiators
Conductive Basic Conductors Conductive Components Conductive Ceramics Conductive Polymers Biotech Conductors
Mechanical Components Mechanical Scrap Mechanical Equipment Mechanical Components Configurable Components Improvised Components
Capacitors Grid Resistors Hybrid Capacitors Electrochemical Arrays Polymer Capacitors Military Supercapacitors
Shielding Worn Shield Emitters Shield Emitters Shielding Sensors Compound Shielding Imperial Shielding
Composite Compact Composites Filament Composites High Density Composites Proprietary Composites Core Dynamics Composites
Crystals Crystal Shards Flawed Focus Crystals Focus Crystals Refined Focus Crystals Exquisite Focus Crystals
Alloys Salvaged Alloys Galvanising Alloys Phase Alloys Proto Light Alloys Proto Radiolic Alloys