How to Fix Cities Skylines Not Enough Raw Materials Issue

Your industries require proper supply

How to Fix Cities Skylines Not Enough Raw Materials Issue

Pretty often players can face the Cities Skylines not enough raw materials Issue in their industrial districts. The most puzzling thing is that usually it appears in the areas that are used to be established and nothing appeared to be changed there for a while. In this article, we will figure out how to fix and even prevent the not enough raw materials cities skylines issue

The Reason for City Skylines Not Enough Raw Materials

Your industrial districts require raw materials to process and turn into products that are later sold to commercial zones. Those raw materials are either extracted by your ore/oil/farming/forest industry or imported. The imported raw materials are delivered by trucks, cargo trains, ships, and planes.

If the industrial building stops receiving the needed raw material then you see the corresponding icon above the area:

So this means that raw materials can’t be delivered to this industrial building in time to continue processing.

Fixing Cities Skyline Not Enough Raw Materials Issue

First of all, you need to find out what exactly raw material this building was relying on. If it’s some kind of a specialized industry that needs ore for example, then the issue is related to a broken supply chain from your extracting facilities (though ore can be imported as well). If that’s a generic industry then the first thing you should look into is your transport system.

Traffic jams affect your ability to deliver goods in time

The thing is usually the issue appears when your city is growing. It could be easy to deliver the imported goods to your industrial area by trucks when the city was small but when it grows the roads may become full of service vehicles, buses, taxis, etc and so trucks with goods just stuck in traffic jams failing to deliver the needed materials in time.

Inspect your traffic, and figure out how goods were delivered to your industries. A good fix for Cities Skyline not enough raw materials Issue could be to create a dedicated road for your industrial complex. On the other hand, you may want to switch to another way of delivering goods – e.g. by adding a cargo train terminal to increase the capacity. 

To prevent the issue from happening you need to balance the growth of your industrial zones and the road capacity. Don’t grow zones too fast, try to distribute them for better transport access. Consider building hubs with further distribution to smaller zones – e.g. ship terminal accepts goods as an entry point and then cargo trains deliver them to different zones in other parts of the city.

You can also use the warehouse functionality provided with Industries DLC. This adds a lot of flexibility to your supply chains and more interest to the logistical part of the gameplay.

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