4. Economy

Growing your economy through resource management is key to support your military endeavors. Read this chapter to learn about how to increase resource production, how to avoid negative effects of lacking resources and how to trade them on the stock market.


In Supremacy 1914 everything revolves around 7 different resources: grain, fish, iron ore, lumber, coal, oil, and gas. Those resources fall into 3 different resource categories which are used for specific purposes.

If you want to increase basic resource production look for buildings that increase resource production (e.g., Railroad, Factory, Harbor). Resource production is also affected by province morale (see chapter 3 'Governing your Country'). Shortages of any resource may lead to morale loss and may even affect units effectiveness in battle. Production and consumption values change depending on a positive or negative value, which will determine the production of resources. Thus, your resource balance is constantly increasing/decreasing.

If your nation grows too big, it is affected by Corruption: Every province loses a small amount of production (base production + optional Bonus).

Hint: If you hover over a resource, you can see how much you have in stock, the amount you produce per day and the total amount used for upkeep. Watch out for resource rates turning negative – an indication that you are consuming more than you can produce. Prevent this by conquering provinces, constructing buildings that boost resource production or deactivating unused buildings.


b9a172c80b5d484de9c941610c3fcf37.pngNext to these three resource categories, your provinces are producing tax revenue (or money), which won’t get exhausted by the population.

896803f986bec21d3e687a779e407bbf.pngGoldmark is a premium currency, which can be obtained by completing the tutorial, by winning game rounds, and by purchasing it via the in-game shop. See chapter 8 'Goldmark & Premium' for details.


In Supremacy 1914, three different resource categories determine the success of your economy: food, building materials, and energy. Each category consists of multiple resource types - meaning that you can meet the upkeep requirements of each category with any of resource type from that category. This allows you to fine-tune your resource consumption within each category to fit your needs.

The following table provides on overview of the factors that determine resource consumption as well as the consequences of shortages within each resource category.


Minimum Daily Need Usage Consequences of Shortage
FOOD 800 tons per province
c265a8d6c08de67c063c641439ae44bd.png Fish
basic needs severe drop in morale
86096bea47e59bc88823204b285dcb3f.png Grain 20 tons per unit
1,000 tons per Barracks
unit upkeep
building upkeep
drop in unit morale
disabled Barracks
MATERIAL 800 tons per province
551a0694866e7bc2c8b7de25f3ba4bb4.png Iron ore building construction
unit production
severe drop in morale
490c5920993b11d680f00801be320aad.png Lumber building construction
unit production
severe drop in morale
ENERGY 800 tons per province
71aab7216deaedd76c0dd555dff8a117.png Coal 500 tons per Railway
Railway upkeep drop in unit morale
disabled Railway
8b31cff66ae1fa55e69fc080b59e9b52.png Gas drop in unit morale
f9ceb94b5e691b5fcfb571743527c0dc.png Oil 1 Oil per military unit unit upkeep drop in unit morale
loss of travel speed
loss of army fighting strength



Apart from personal trades via the Diplomacy screen (see chapter 6, 'Diplomacy') you can also anonymously trade resources on the Stock Market. Here you can either turn your spare resources into money or buy resources that you are lacking.


There are 3 different types of offers available on the Stock Market:

  • Top Offers lists the 4 least expensive offers - both for buying and selling.
  • All Offers lists all offers available on the Stock Market.
  • My Trades shows the history of all your past trades.

In order to decide which offer to choose, check the quotient after the @ symbol. A quotient of @ 3.0 means that you buy 1,000 of a resource for 3,000 money. The smaller the quotient, the better the offer. You can always buy resources for Goldmark at @ 0.5, that is 5,000 of a resource for 2,500 Goldmark.


If you want to offer some of your own resources, click on Add Sell Offer. After selecting the resource you want to sell, choose a quantity and determine the price. As soon as you have published the offer, the selected amount of resources will be subtracted from your resource balance. The offer will be displayed as "active" until somebody responds to it or you delete it in 'My Trades'.

Hint: You can take advantage of the stock market dynamics by buying resources for a low price and selling it for a higher price. Embargoing another country or being at war will prevent them from buying from your offers or you buying from theirs.


Upgrades in the provinces are an important and fundamental way to affect the moral of a province. At the same time they allow you to train specific units. The following list gives you an overview over the costs and benefits of single upgrades.

Map Icon Build Cost Daily Upkeep Build Time HP Properties
Recruiting Office
1000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
250 1c84f5c52afc94c875be7727d56ca113.png
250 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
250 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png 1 min 2 - enables recruiting of infantry units
- can be deactivated
- automatically produces infantry units
1000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
500 1c84f5c52afc94c875be7727d56ca113.png
500 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
500 7f0a1f591c9b24f360d991aa05edfc99.png
Lvl 1: 15 sec
Lvl 2: 30 min
2 per level - max level: 2
- enables construction of armored cars
4000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
1500 3807ff7b2cb4ba92a4f96d2ea17efa3f.png
1500 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
Lvl 1: 500 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
1000 3807ff7b2cb4ba92a4f96d2ea17efa3f.png
Lvl 2: 1000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
2000 3807ff7b2cb4ba92a4f96d2ea17efa3f.png
1 day per level 4 per level - Infantry recruiting speed: +50% (Lvl 1) / +100% (Lvl 2)
- can be deactivated
4000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
2000 1c84f5c52afc94c875be7727d56ca113.png
1 day per level 2 per level - max level: 5
- damage reduction for armies: 67% - 91%
- morale increase: 5% per level
- level 2 and above: hides units from enemy vision
10000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
10000 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
3 days 6 - available on day 2
- morale increase: 10%
- production increase: 25%
- reduces time to embark/disembark in province by 50%
10000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
5000 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
3000 1c84f5c52afc94c875be7727d56ca113.png
1000 0284a46c371abeea0186c25d7d7ef1a3.png
500 0284a46c371abeea0186c25d7d7ef1a3.png 3 days 6 - available on day 5
- morale increase: 10%
- production increase: 33%
- army speed increase: 150%
- can be deactivated
10000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
2500 1c84f5c52afc94c875be7727d56ca113.png
2500 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
2500 7f0a1f591c9b24f360d991aa05edfc99.png
2 days per level 4 per level - builds from workshop level 2
- available on day 8 (higher levels every second day)
- max level: 4
- morale increase 2,5% per level
- production increase: 8% per level
- enables construction of mechanical weapons
2000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
5000 1c84f5c52afc94c875be7727d56ca113.png
5000 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
2 days 4 - makes province a capital city
- build limit: 1
Name:  a9.pngViews: 31843Size:  8.5 KB
5000 1c55c08d887697a8096b1979516c3883.png
2000 d6ae773d1c37645ac14acc8ff72b10ee.png
2000 1aa7b719dc2bc89b029f781736bfc333.png
1 day 4 - available on day 10
- enables the use of aircraft
- requires extra unit packs


  • Productivity increase refers to the percentage of improvement that is added to the province's base production. Increases are not cumulative so the percentage is always applied to the base production and then added to the overall production.
  • Not all building types are available from the beginning. Prerequisites are listed above.
  • Each building can only be built once per province, but some buildings are available in multiple levels.
  • In some provinces, harbours can be built at different locations. As only one harbour can be built per province, you should select a location that fits your logistic and military needs.