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Tropico 6: Guide to Resources

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For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.

Other Tropico 6 Guides:

In Tropico 6 you begin your journey in the colonial era, sent by the crown to tame and bring civilization to the wild lands of Tropico. Improve your standing towards the revolutionaries and use them as a stepping stone towards gaining ultimate control over your tropical state. Once you are free from the iron grip of your royal oppressors, you can enjoy the freedoms of rule that only a true dictator can experience!

Tropico 6 offers you the opportunity to decide how your country will participate in World War II and the Cold War. Will you establish your own commercial space program or utilize ballistic missile technology for decidedly more destructive ways?

Guide to Resources

A handy guide to all the resources in the game, whether they’re renewable or not, and what produces and consumes them – including upgrades and work modes!

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Intro
Most buildings in Tropico 6 have at least one upgrade or alternative work mode, and it’s hard to memorize them all. With some of them, it becomes slightly difficult to determine whether a resource is renewable or not, as well – so I made a handy guide you can check with when you need a resource and can’t remember what your options to get it are!

Bear in mind, this guide makes no mention of eras or research – some resources start out non-renewable, but become renewable as you progress.

By resource

Here’s a list of all the resources in the game with the buildings that produce them, the buildings that consume them, and whether or not they’re renewable.

Note that this only takes industrial buildings into account – eg. food is also consumed by your citizens, raid buildings sometimes require you to supply a certain amount of a resource to overcome a setback, etc. These are not listed here.

Name Produced by Consumed by Renewable?
Aluminium Mine (Aluminium), Automated Mine (Aluminium), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade) Shipyard (with Welding Plant upgrade) No*
Apparel Fashion Company Yes
Banana Plantation (Banana), Hydroponic Plantation (Banana) Juicery Yes
Boats Shipyard Yes
Canned Goods Cannery Yes
Cars Car Company No
Cheese Creamery Yes
Chocolate Chocolate Factory Yes
Cigars Cigar Factory Yes
Cloth Textile Mill Fashion Company Yes
Coal Mine (Coal), Automated Mine (Coal) Steel Mill No
Cocoa Plantation (Cocoa), Hydroponic Plantation (Cocoa) Chocolate Factory (in Sweet Chocolate work mode), Chocolate Factory (in Dark Chocolate work mode) Yes
Coconuts Coconut Harvester Juicery (with Nut Cracker upgrade) Yes
Coffee Plantation (Coffee), Hydroponic Plantation (Coffee) Cannery (with Flash Freezer upgrade) Yes
Corn Plantation (Corn), Hydroponic Plantation (Corn) Factory Ranch (Cattle), Factory Ranch (Sheep), Factory Ranch (Goat), Factory Ranch (Pig), Factory Ranch (Llama), Plastics Plant (with Bio-Polymer Fabrication Facility upgrade) Yes
Cotton Plantation (Cotton), Hydroponic Plantation (Cotton) Textile Mill Yes
Electronics Electronics Factory No
Fish Fishermen’s Wharf, Fish Farm (Fish) Factory Ranch (Crocodile), Cannery Yes
Furniture Furniture Factory Yes
Gold Mine (Gold), Automated Mine (Gold) Jewelry Workshop, Electronics Factory No
Hides Ranch (Cattle), Factory Ranch (Cattle) Tannery Yes
Iron Mine (Iron), Automated Mine (Iron) Steel Mill No
Jewelry Jewelry Workshop No
Juice Juicery Yes
Leather Ranch (Crocodile), Factory Ranch (Crocodile), Tannery Fashion Company Yes
Logs Logging Camp Lumber Mill Yes
Meat Ranch (Cattle), Ranch (Pig), Factory Ranch (Cattle), Factory Ranch (Pig) Cannery (with High Pressure Canner upgrade) Yes
Milk Ranch (Sheep), Ranch (Goat), Factory Ranch (Sheep), Factory Ranch (Goat) Creamery Yes
Nickel Mine (Nickel), Automated Mine (Nickel), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade) Weapons Factory No*
Oil Oil Well, Oil Rig Plastics Plant, Pharmaceutical Company No
Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical Company Yes
Pineapple Plantation (Pineapple), Hydroponic Plantation (Pineapple) Cannery, Juicery Yes
Planks Lumber Mill Shipyard, Furniture Factory Yes
Plastics Plastics Plant Furniture Factory (with Casting Molds upgrade), Electronics Factory Yes
Rubber Plantation (Rubber), Hydroponic Plantation (Rubber), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade) Car Company Yes
Rum Rum Distillery Yes
Shellfish Fishermen’s Wharf (with Fishing Dredge upgrade), Fish Farm (Shellfish) Yes
Steel Steel Mill Shipyard (with Welding Plant upgrade), Weapons Factory, Car Company No
Sugar Plantation (Sugar), Hydroponic Plantation (Sugar) Rum Distillery, Chocolate Factory (in Sweet Chocolate work mode), Pharmaceutical Company (in Powerful Placebos work mode) Yes
Tobacco Plantation (Tobacco), Hydroponic Plantation (Tobacco) Cigar Factory Yes
Uranium Mine (Uranium), Automated Mine (Uranium), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade) No*
Weapons Weapons Factory No
Wool Ranch (Sheep), Ranch (Llama), Factory Ranch (Sheep), Factory Ranch (Llama) Textile Mill Yes

*Only renewable in trace amounts through Scrapheap Scrounging.

By building

Food & Resources

Name Produces Consumes
Coconut Harvester Coconuts
Logging Camp Logs
Fishermen’s Wharf Fish
– with Fishing Dredge upgrade Fish, Shellfish
Plantation
– Banana Banana
– Cocoa Cocoa
– Coffee Coffee
– Corn Corn
– Cotton Cotton
– Pineapple Pineapple
– Rubber Rubber
– Sugar Sugar
– Tobacco Tobacco
Ranch
– Cattle Meat, Hides
– Crocodile Leather
– Goat Milk
– Llama Wool
– Pig Meat
– Sheep Wool, Milk
Mine
– Aluminium Aluminium
– Coal Coal
– Gold Gold
– Iron Iron
– Nickel Nickel
– Uranium Uranium
Oil Well / Rig Oil
Fish Farm
– Fish Fish
– Shellfish Shellfish
Hydroponic Plantation
– Banana Banana
– Cocoa Cocoa
– Coffee Coffee
– Corn Corn
– Cotton Cotton
– Pineapple Pineapple
– Rubber Rubber
– Sugar Sugar
– Tobacco Tobacco
Factory Ranch
– Cattle Meat, Hides Corn
– Crocodile Leather Fish
– Goat Milk Corn
– Llama Wool Corn
– Pig Meat Corn
– Sheep Wool, Milk Corn
Automated Mine
– Aluminium Aluminium
– Coal Coal
– Gold Gold
– Iron Iron
– Nickel Nickel
– Uranium Uranium

Industry

Name Produces Consumes
Lumber Mill Planks Logs
Rum Distillery Rum Sugar
Tannery Leather Hides
Cannery Canned Goods Pineapple / Fish
– with Flash Freezer upgrade Canned Goods Pineapple / Fish / Coffee
– with High Pressure Canner upgrade Canned Goods Pineapple / Fish / Meat
– with Flash Freezer and High Pressure Canner upgrades Canned Goods Pineapple / Fish / Coffee / Meat
Creamery Cheese Milk
Cigar Factory Cigars Tobacco
Shipyard Boats Planks
– with Welding Plant upgrade Boats Planks / Steel / Aluminium
Steel Mill Steel Coal, Iron
Textile Mill Cloth Wool
Weapons Factory Weapons Steel, Nickel
Chocolate Factory
– in Dark Chocolate work mode Chocolate Cocoa
– in Sweet Chocolate work mode Chocolate Cocoa, Sugar
Furniture Factory Furniture Planks
– with Casting Molds upgrade Furniture Planks / Plastics
Jewelry Workshop Jewelry Gold
Plastics Plant Plastics Oil
– with Bio-Polymer Fabrication Facility upgrade Plastics Corn
Car Company Cars Steel, Rubber
Electronics Factory Electronics Plastics, Gold
Fashion Company Apparel Leather / Cloth
– in Haute Couture work mode Apparel Leather, Cloth
Pharmaceutical Company Pharmaceuticals Oil
– in Powerful Placebos work mode Pharmaceuticals Sugar
Juicery Juice Banana / Pineapple
– with Nut Cracker upgrade Juice Banana / Pineapple / Coconuts
Waste Treatment Facility
– with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade Aluminium, Rubber, Uranium, Nickel

It’s end. I hope “Tropico 6: Guide to Resources” helps you. Feel free to contribute the topic. If you have also comments or suggestions, comment us.

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