Ascii Sector has its own commodity-based economy. The market index prices of these commodities fluctuate by supply and demand as the game progresses. The table below shows those commodities, and sample index prices taken at one point in the game. It will give you a general idea of the values. The unit of currency in the Ascii Sector is the credit.
* Brilliance, plutonium, slaves, tobacco, Ultimate, uranium, and weaponry are illegal contraband. While in space, being found in possession of such items (outside of hidden cargo compartments) during a contraband scan will result in your ship being attacked.