Victoria 3: Ultimate Trading Guide

October 26, 2022
Amass countless amounts of wealth in Victoria 3!

Victoria 3 is a grand strategy game that lets the players rule their own country and lead it to possible futures of flourishing or ruin. You will have to enact policies and perform decisions in the span of a century to shape your country’s trajectory.

To perform trades, you will have to establish trade routes with other countries and choose which goods to export or import. Trades will be an important factor in the economic and diplomatic state of your country. Here’s a trading guide for Victoria 3!

Ultimate Trading Guide – Victoria 3

Every good in Victoria 3 has a market price determined by supply and demand which depend on the Buy and Sell Orders for that good. The Trade screen allows you to observe what goods you are lacking and what goods you are overproducing. Goods will have a base price and a local price.

By default each country is in its own market, but it is possible to create multinational markets by having subject states and customs unions with free states.

You can also participate in unilateral trade with any qualifying nation via Trade Routes.

A trade route can be used to import a good into your country or export goods to another.

When starting a trade you must take note of the Amount and Productivity. Which are the number of units you get from the trade and how profitable it will be, respectively.

Trade Routes become increasingly profitable over time as they increase in level leading to an increase in the volume of goods being traded. Maintaining Trade Routes will require Bureaucracy. Furthermore the trade route will require a Convoy if it’s conducted with a country you do not share a land connection with.

Another thing you have to take note of are Tariffs. These are taxes on trading processes that go straight into your government’s treasury. Tariffs are affected by Trade Policy Law and Market Goods Policy.

Tariffs are a tax on your population, so it is not making you richer per se, just moving money around in your economy.

The last thing you will have to take note of is your Market Access,  a value that ranges from 0-100% that affects the amount of Buy and Sell Orders are generated and also the prices of goods.

Ideally you want the Market Access to stay at 100%. Should it dip below that, it would indicate that you need to build more Infrastructure