Introducing new goods into your market will help you diversify your economy and alleviate the demand for crucial industrial goods. It will also give Pop’s more choice in their spending of Wealth.
Some goods are favored by Pops over others by default if available. Once Electricity is available to them, due to its convenience Pops will prefer to buy it over Wood or Coal, even if they’re the same price. Some goods can be replaced by other goods entirely, while others will always be required to some bare minimum. Of course, that is if they can afford it. Many Pops will only be capable of affording, and will therefore need, only the Basic Goods.
Train travel can completely replace the need for having your own Automobile to drive around in, but having an Automobile doesn’t ever completely remove the need for an occasional train ride to see your cousin who lives all the way in Paris.
Importing Oil, either petroleum from newly…