Ahh, so that's the price it would
of [have] sold for if it wasn't processed? It looks like it's a fee we pay. I hope it isn't because that would make little sense.
No kidding? Makes little sense? It makes excellent sense to anyone who has taken book keeping 101.
The factories are value added
buildings. They get credit only for what they add. The treasury gets full credit for both original production and the value added when it's loaded on the freighter.
Shuckey dern, I thought Mercator was sharper than that.