EU4 economy Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
economy Command
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This command prints out global economy statistics to game.log.

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Quick Overview

The economy command in Europa Universalis IV prints out the global economy statistics of your current game.

The data includes things like income, expenses, and other related economic parameters for all nations.

This information gets written to a log file named game.log in the game's directory. This command is usually used for debugging or getting a deeper understanding of the in-game global economy.

In-Depth Description

The economy command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that generates and prints out the current global economy statistics of the game into the game.log file.

Once you enter economy into the command console, the game will analyze the economic situation of all active nations and territories and summarize their status in terms of income, expenses, assets, loans, and other economic parameters.

The statistics created include the income and expenses of each country, the total amount of gold they possess, the amount of loans they have, information about inflation, and more. The detailed list of these economic indicators can help you understand the overall economic situation in the game world and how well or poorly each nation is doing financially.

Though any player can use this command, it is particularly helpful for those who wish to have a detailed and clear view of the global economy within the game, or who are trying to understand the financial dynamics of specific nations. This view gives a useful insight into economic trends, which can be quite beneficial when making strategic decisions related to trade, warfare, or diplomatic interactions.

Remember to open and view the game.log file which is usually located in the logs folder where your Europa Universalis IV game is installed, to see the generated statistics.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .