"While it's true damotite's a better product, trenomite's much easier to get hold of, which makes it cheaper. And it's more stable to work with."
Padmé Amidala, about trenomite[src]

Trenomite was a ore. It was easier to find, cheaper to buy, and more stable to work with, so it took the spotlight from damotite. Senator Amidala of Naboo foresaw that her planet would soon switch to trenomite because of economic reasons.