There are 2 possibilities to trade in Anno 1800. There is the active trade and passive trade.

Active Trade 

In case of active trade you send your ships to another islands' trading posts and buy and sell goods  there. You can sell all your goods, items and ships anytime to the neutral traders like Sir Archibald Blake etc. To actively trade with your settling AI opponents or other human players in multiplayer mode, you need to reach a trade agreement via the diplomacy . Then you can see what they buy and sell, and trade with them.

Passive Trade

Passive trade means that you automatically sell or buy goods directly from your island, without shipping them yourself. You basically wait until someone comes and buys/sells goods at your harbour. To enable that you have to select your trading post and then choose goods which you want to buy/sell.

There are 3 options represented by 3 different arrows:

  • If there are 2 arrows (left and right) then it means you are buying till a certain amount and everything above it will be sold.
  • If the arrow only shows to the right then it means you buy the amount you allowed.
  • If the arrow only shows to the left then it means you are selling it.

Goods prices and availability

The table below presents trade prices (per 1 ton) of all goods in the game, sorted by population tiers. Last column also indicates which neutral trader or pirate has a special offer regarding these goods.

Goods Passive Trade Active Trade
Selling Price Buying Price Special Requests

Farmers goods

Wood 2Credits.png 6Credits.png
Timber 4Credits.png 10Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 10Credits.png

Offered by Old Nate for 10Credits.png

Fish 16Credits.png 40Credits.png
Potatoes 8Credits.png 20Credits.png Requested by Eli Bleakworth for 32Credits.png
Schnapps 20Credits.png 50Credits.png Requested by Anne Harlow for 80Credits.png

Requested by Jean La Fortune for 80Credits.png

Wool 4Credits.png 10Credits.png
Work Clothes 16Credits.png 40Credits.png

Workers goods

Clay 4Credits.png 10Credits.png
Bricks 20Credits.png 50Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 50Credits.png
Pigs 8Credits.png 20Credits.png
Sausages 38Credits.png 96Credits.png
Sails 34Credits.png 86Credits.png Offered by Anne Harlow for 86Credits.png

Offered by Jean La Fortune for 86Credits.png

Grain 16Credits.png 40Credits.png
Flour 36Credits.png 90Credits.png
Bread 84Credits.png 210Credits.png
Iron 10Credits.png 26Credits.png Offered by Eli Bleakworth for 26Credits.png

Offered by Old Nate for 26Credits.png

Coal 8Credits.png 20Credits.png Offered by Eli Bleakworth for 20Credits.png

Requested by Archibald Blake for 32Credits.png

Steel 28Credits.png 70Credits.png Offered by Old Nate for 70Credits.png
Steel Beams 58Credits.png 146Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 146Credits.png
Weapons 228Credits.png 570Credits.png Offered by Anne Harlow for 570Credits.png

Offered by Jean La Fortune for 570Credits.png

Requested by Isabel Sarmento for 912Credits.png

Tallow 16Credits.png 40Credits.png
Soap 96Credits.png 240Credits.png Requested by Eli Bleakworth for 384Credits.png
Hops 24Credits.png 60Credits.png
Malt 76Credits.png 190Credits.png
Beer 260Credits.png 650Credits.png Requested by Anne Harlow for 1040Credits.png

Requested by Jean La Fortune for 1040Credits.png

Artisans goods

Quartz Sand 100Credits.png 250Credits.png

Glass

180Credits.png 450Credits.png

Windows

342Credits.png 856Credits.png

Beef

80Credits.png 200Credits.png

Red Peppers

80Credits.png 200Credits.png

Goulash

320Credits.png 800Credits.png

Canned Food

450Credits.png 1126Credits.png

Sewing Machines

230Credits.png 576Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 576Credits.png
Rum 24Credits.png 60Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 60Credits.png

Requested by Anne Harlow for 96Credits.png

Requested by Jean La Fortune for 96Credits.png

Furs

40Credits.png 100Credits.png

Fur Coats

248Credits.png 620Credits.png Requested by Madame Kahina for 992Credits.png

Engineers goods

Cement

100Credits.png 250Credits.png Offered by Eli Bleakworth for 250Credits.png

Reinforced Concrete

528Credits.png 1320Credits.png

Zinc

100Credits.png 250Credits.png Offered by Eli Bleakworth for 250Credits.png

Copper

100Credits.png 250Credits.png Offered by Eli Bleakworth for 250Credits.png

Brass

400Credits.png 1000Credits.png

Glasses

1780Credits.png 4450Credits.png

Steam Motors

7028Credits.png 17570Credits.png Offered by Old Nate for 17570Credits.png

Penny Farthings

698Credits.png 1746Credits.png

Saltpetre

800Credits.png 2000Credits.png Offered by Old Nate for 2000Credits.png
Dynamite 1616Credits.png 4040Credits.png

Advanced Weapons

9644Credits.png 24110Credits.png Offered by Anne Harlow for 24110Credits.png

Offered by Jean La Fortune for 24110Credits.png

Coffee

80Credits.png 200Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 200Credits.png

Gold

1108Credits.png 2770Credits.png Offered by Anne Harlow for 2770Credits.png

Offered by Jean La Fortune for 2770Credits.png

Requested by Old Nate for 4432Credits.png

Pocket Watches

3328Credits.png 8320Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 8320Credits.png

Filaments

588Credits.png 1470Credits.png Offered by Old Nate for 1470Credits.png

Light Bulbs

1768Credits.png 4420Credits.png

Investors goods

Grapes 160Credits.png 400Credits.png

Champagne

740Credits.png 1850Credits.png

Wood Veneers

602Credits.png 1506Credits.png

Cigars

864Credits.png 2160Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 2160Credits.png

Chocolate

30Credits.png 76Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 76Credits.png

Jewellery

4538Credits.png 11346Credits.png

Gramophones

11002Credits.png 27506Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 27506Credits.png

Chassis

1622Credits.png 4056Credits.png Offered by Old Nate for 4056Credits.png

Steam Carriages

16650Credits.png 41626Credits.png

Jornaleros goods

Wood

2Credits.png 6Credits.png

Timber

4Credits.png 10Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 10Credits.png

Fish Oil

4Credits.png 10Credits.png Requested by Old Nate for 16Credits.png

Plantains

2Credits.png 6Credits.png

Fried Plantains

30Credits.png 76Credits.png Requested by Isabel Sarmento for 121Credits.png

Sugar Cane

2Credits.png 6Credits.png Offered by Isabel Sarmento for 6Credits.png

Rum

24Credits.png 60Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 60Credits.png

Requested by Anne Harlow for 96Credits.png

Requested by Jean La Fortune for 96Credits.png

Cotton

4Credits.png 10Credits.png

Cotton Fabric

8Credits.png 20Credits.png Offered by Isabel Sarmento for 20Credits.png

Sails

34Credits.png 86Credits.png Offered by Anne Harlow for 86Credits.png

Offered by Jean La Fortune for 86Credits.png

Alpaca Wool

2Credits.png 6Credits.png
Ponchos 20Credits.png 50Credits.png

Caoutchouc

20Credits.png 50Credits.png Offered by Old Nate for 50Credits.png

Pearls

30Credits.png 76Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 76Credits.png

Offered by Isabel Sarmento for 76Credits.png

Requested by Old Nate for 121Credits.png

Obreros goods

Clay

4Credits.png 10Credits.png

Bricks

20Credits.png 50Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 50Credits.png
Corn 20Credits.png 50Credits.png
Beef 80Credits.png 200Credits.png
Tortillas 140Credits.png 350Credits.png

Coffee Beans

20Credits.png 50Credits.png

Coffee

80Credits.png 200Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 200Credits.png
Gold Ore 500Credits.png 1250Credits.png Offered by Eli Bleakworth for 1250Credits.png
Felt 4Credits.png 10Credits.png
Bowler Hats 22Credits.png 56Credits.png
Beer 260Credits.png 650Credits.png Requested by Anne Harlow for 1040Credits.png

Requested by Jean La Fortune for 1040Credits.png

Tobacco 40Credits.png 100Credits.png Offered by Isabel Sarmento for 100Credits.png
Wood Veneers 602Credits.png 1506Credits.png
Cigars 864Credits.png 2160Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 2160Credits.png
Sewing Machines 230Credits.png 576Credits.png Offered by Archibald Blake for 576Credits.png
Cocoa 4Credits.png 10Credits.png Offered by Isabel Sarmento for 10Credits.png
Sugar 6Credits.png 16Credits.png Offered by Isabel Sarmento for 16Credits.png
Chocolate 30Credits.png 76Credits.png Offered by Madame Kahina for 76Credits.png

Special

Scrap 9Credits.png 24Credits.png
Nice Scrap 94Credits.png 236Credits.png
Special Scrap 1012Credits.png 2530Credits.png

Items

The player can equip their ships with items that reduce the purchase price of sold goods (and items) at ports. While a list of them isn't yet on this page, it should be noted that these effects stack additively, for a practical limit of -60% the original purchase price (= the same as selling price).

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