Trade goods are sources of Trade Value and other bonuses. Every province in the game produces one or more types of Trade Goods. Building up the production of Trade Goods in your empire is one of the best ways to improve your economy.
There are four different kinds of Trade Goods in M&T: Rural, Urban, Mined and Special. Rural trade goods are shown as the large icons located at the bottom of the province view. The other Trade Goods can be found in the row of icons in the middle of the province view where they can be distinguished by their colour (white, blue or purple for Urban, grey or yellow for Mined and brown for Special Trade Goods).
Rural Trade Goods are produced by Rural Pops (see Production for details). Every province has a Rural Trade Good. They affect the price of the province's produced food on the Continental Food Market (see Food for details). Below are all Rural Trade Goods listed with their Value and divided by their effect on the Food Price.
Urban Trade Goods are produced by Urban Pops (see Production for details). There are three ranks of Urban Trade goods: Mundane (white icon), Common (blue icon) and Luxury (purple icon). All Urban Trade Goods of the same rank have the same Trade Value. Below are all Urban Trade Goods listed with their upgrade path and divided by rank. Upgrades to Trade Goods with a * have an extra requirement.
Mundane - Rank 1 (0.20 Trade Value)
Mundane Urban Goods are a mish mash of finished goods without much quality or expertise. Mundane Urban goods can upgrade to more valuable goods if there is a Centre of Production in or near the province.
Common - Rank 2 (0.25 Trade Value)
Upgrades into Luxury Cloth, Silk or Naval Supplies*
Upgrades into Leather, Paper, Naval Supplies* or Carpet*
Upgrades into Jewelry, Steel, Naval Supplies* or Chinaware*
Luxury - Rank 3 (0.30 Trade Value)
Upgrades from Linen (only in MENA province group)
Upgrades from Metalwork (only on the East Asia continent)
Luxury Trade Goods provide a nation wide bonus depending on their kind and their quantity compared to the Total Population of the country. The table below lists all the different bonuses at different quantities.
Mined Trade goods are produced by Mine Complex buildings (see Production for details). There are two kinds of mined trade goods: Regular (grey icon) and Precious Metal (yellow icon). Below are all Mined goods listed with their Trade Value (and Tax Income if appropriate) and divided by type.
Special Trade Goods are found in certain provinces. Their icons have a brown background. All Special Trade Goods come in Low, Medium and Large variants. Below are all Special Trade Goods listed with their Trade Value (and Tax Income if appropriate) per quantity.