Australian inflation rate in 2012: 1.71%

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Inflation in 2012 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.71% in 2012 compared to 2011. On average, you would have to spend 1.71% more money in 2012 than in 2011 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 2011 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.02 in 2012.

The 2011 inflation rate was 3.33%. The inflation rate in 2012 was 1.71%. The 2012 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.84% per year between 2012 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2012 was 101.00. It was 99.30 in the previous year, 2011. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 2011 to 2012
Average inflation rate 1.71%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.02
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.02
CPI in 2011 99.300
CPI in 2012 101.000
Inflation in 2011 3.33%
Inflation in 2012 1.71%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 2011 to 2012

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2012CPI in 2011
2011 AUD value
2012 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 99.3 in the year 2011 and 101 in 2012:


AU$1 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.02 in 2012.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2011 and 2012, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2012 - CPI in 2011CPI in 2011
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

101 - 99.399.3

News headlines from 2011

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Ben Ali, the president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after protests known as the Jasmine Revolution.
  • Fidel Castro resigns from the central committee of Cuban Communist Party after 45 years.
  • Osama bin Laden is killed by US Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Norway, is struck by twin terror attacks: a bomb blast targeting government buildings in Oslo, and a massacre at a youth camp on Utøya island

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Australia's annual (CPI) as provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The consumer price index was established in 1922 and is tracked by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 2012 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Apr. 2019,

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