Australian inflation rate in 2012: 1.71%

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Australian Inflation Rate, 2012-2018 (AU$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2012 was 101. the Bureau of Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.64% per year. Prices in 2018 are 10.3% higher than prices in 2012.

In other words, AU$1 in the year 2012 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1.10 in 2018, a difference of AU$0.10 over 6 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.80%1. If this number holds, AU$1 today will be equivalent to AU$1.02 next year.

Inflation from 2012 to 2018
Cumulative price change 10.27%
Average inflation rate 1.64%
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.10
CPI in 2012 101
CPI in 2018 111.3692

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$1 since 2012

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 AUD value = 2018 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 101 in the year 2012 and 111.3692 in 2018:

111.3692 / 101 * AU$1 = AU$1.10

AU$1 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1.10 in 2018.

News headlines from 2012

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

  • Wikileaks discloses 5 million emails from Stratfor, a private intelligence company.
  • Kim Jong-un is officially appointed as Supreme Leader of North Korea.
  • Ecuador guarantees political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.

Inflation Data Source

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).

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