No Man’s Sky: Galactic Economy Materials

NOTE UPDATE RELATED TO RELEASE OF NEXT:  The NEXT update ruined most of this. Parts no longer exist, new parts now exist, some stuff was renamed, and some of it you can now manufacture on your own. You are also less likely to get a mission where you have to purchase one of these items. Since the NEXT release, the overwhelming majority of “acquire” missions have been fulfilled by mining. “Delivery” mission you are given the part and asked to deliver it in a different system.

One thing you’ll definitely need and will come in handy is the refiner recipe page that’s being maintained over gamepedia:

ORIGINAL ARTICLE, WHICH IS NOW 50%+ IRRELEVANT:

In the latest No Man’s Sky update, there is a galactic economy. You can look for systems where your materials will sell for more or systems where you can buy cheaper. That is all fun and games, but the real reason to know this stuff is because you have to locate them during missions and deliver them to customers. You have to install the economy scanner in order to use the filter (you can purchase it from nanite traders in certain space stations).

Economy filter turned on in the galaxy view.

It took me days to go through all of these because I got tired of looking for them one-by-one. So I went to every single color-type (each type of economy is color-coded, just use the filter in the galaxy view to see the economy colors) and identifying all four sub-types within the man types.

These items can be obtained at either space stations or trading posts. If you don’t find it at the space station, then try the trading post. Keep an eye on the status of the economy (failed, average, moderate, opulent, etc.) as it will let you know how likely you are to find these items (and quantity) in each system’s economy. It should be noted that it is possible I missed something. If you find an items that’s sold in one of the economies, let me know and I’ll update the list!

Economy items at the space station terminal.

So here you go:

RED ECONOMY SYSTEM

Energy Supply

        1. Spark Canister, Fusion Core, Ohmic Gel, Experimental Power Fluid, Industrial-Grade Battery

Fuel Generation

        1. Fusion Core, Ohmic Gel, Industrial-Grade Battery, Six-Pronged Mesh Decoupler, Spark Canister

Power Generation

        1. Fusion Core, Industrial-Grade Battery, Spark Canister, Ohmic Gel

High Voltage

      1. Ohmic Gel, Fusion Core, Spark Canister, Experimental Power Fluid

CYAN ECONOMY SYSTEM

High Tech

        1. Welding Soap, Ion Capacitor, Autonomous Positioning Unit, Quantum Accelerator

Nano-Construction

        1. Autonomous Positioning Unit, Welding Soap, Decommissioned Circuit Board, Quantum Accelerator, Ion Capacitor, Neutron Microscope

Engineering

        1. Autonomous Positioning Unit, Ion Capacitor, Welding Soap, Decommissioned Circuit Board

Technology

      1. Welding Soap, Decommissioned Circuit Board, Ion Capacitor, Quantum Accelerator, Autonomous Positioning Unit, Superconducting Fiber

WHITE ECONOMY SYSTEM

Alchemical

        1. Superconducting Fiber, Carbon Nanotubes, Self-Repairing Heridium, Five Dimensional Torus, Optical Solvent

Scientific

        1. Neural Duct, Organic Piping, Neutron Microscope, Instability Injector, De-Scented Pheromone Bottle

Mathematical

        1. Neural Duct, Organic Piping, Neutron Microscope, Instability Injector, De-Scented Pheromone Bottle

Metal Processing

      1. Optical Solvent, Five Dimensional Torus, Carbon Nanotubes, Superconducting Fiber, Neural Duct, Self-Repairing Heridium

GREEN ECONOMY SYSTEM

Mercantile

        1. Star Silk, Ion Sphere, Decrypted User Data, Teleport Coordinators

Shipping

        1. Star Silk, Decrypted User Data, Comet Droplets, Ion Sphere, Optical Solvent

Trading

        1. Comet Droplets, Star Silk, Teleport Coordinators, Ion Sphere, Decrypted User Data

Commercial

      1. Teleport Coordinators, Comet Droplets, Five Dimensional Torus, Decrypted User Data, Ion Sphere

YELLOW ECONOMY SYSTEM

Mass Production

        1. Non-Stick Piston, Enormous Metal Cog, Holographic Crankshaft, High Capacity Vector Compressor, Six-Pronged Mesh Decoupler

Construction

        1. Non-Stick Piston, Six-Pronged Mesh Decoupler, High Capacity Vector Compressor, Enormous Metal Cog

Manufacturing

        1. Non-Stick Piston, Enormous Metal Cog, Holographic Crankshaft, High Capacity Vector Compressor

Industrial

      1. Non-Stick Piston, High Capacity Vector Compressor, Enormous Metal Cog, Six-Pronged Mesh Decoupler, Holographic Crankshaft

ORANGE ECONOMY SYSTEM

Mining

        1. Re-Latticed Arc Crystal, Unrefined Pyrite Grease, Bromide Salt, Polychromatic Zirconium, Dirt

Prospecting

        1. Re-Latticed Arc Crystal, Bromide Salt, Unrefined Pyrite Grease, Dirt

Ore Extraction

        1. Polychromatic Zirconium, Dirt, Bromide Salt, Unrefined Pyrite Grease, Non-Stick Piston, Holographic Crankshaft

Minerals

      1. Polychromatic Zirconium, Unrefined Pyrite Grease, Re-Latticed Arc Crystal, Bromide Salt
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5 comments on “No Man’s Sky: Galactic Economy Materials

  1. Scott Douglas, Retired, 70 year old Space Cadet. says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this. It has saved me countless hours of searching. I’m on my second run-through of the game (restarted at Atlas Rises) and am currently in the Calypso Galaxy. This site and the work you put into it has been invaluable.

  2. Shane Larson says:

    So im making a list for a a trade run and i notice most of their stuff is labeled like decommissioned circuit board says power gen… not sure this is lining up with your list so curious if they did not update what their parts say or what? Thanks!

    • blairscott says:

      Yeah, the NEXT update ruined all of this. LOL
      Parts no longer exist, new parts now exist, some stuff was replaced, and some of it you can no manufacture on your own.

      NEXT brought a lot of improvements, but killing all the upgrades and forcing us to dismantle them for “technology components” only to have to purchase upgrades with nanites that didn’t match what was now available irritated the hell out of me. I was finally able to get enough nanites to get my ship back to its powerful shields and weapons but I had to bounce around from system to system looking for S-type upgrades and even had to stoop to purchasing technology modules now and then.

      As frustrating as it was that they didn’t just swap out existing upgrades with new ones that were similar, the overall benefits of NEXT are superior to what exist. It just caused almost every database out there on how to play to become irrelevant overnight.

      One thing you’ll definitely find will come in handy is the refiner recipe page that’s being maintained over gamepedia:
      https://nomanssky.gamepedia.com/Refiner#Recipes

    • blairscott says:

      I’ll add a caveat at the top of this saying as much.

  3. Martin Amica says:

    Excelent!

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