Australian inflation rate in 2017: 0.64%

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Australian Inflation Rate, 2017-2018 (AU$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2017 was 109.4. 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 1.80% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1.8% higher than prices in 2017.

In other words, AU$1 in the year 2017 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1.02 in 2018, a difference of AU$0.02 over 1 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 2017 to 2018
Cumulative price change 1.80%
Average inflation rate 1.80%
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.02
CPI in 2017 109.4
CPI in 2018 111.3692

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$1 since 2017

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2017 * 2017 AUD value = 2018 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 109.4 in the year 2017 and 111.3692 in 2018:

111.3692 / 109.4 * AU$1 = AU$1.02

AU$1 in 2017 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1.02 in 2018.

News headlines from 2017

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

  • Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike southeast Texas and Florida, causing extensive flooding and damage.
  • Gunman kills 58 people at a Las Vegas concert, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
  • North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb and over a dozen ballistic missiles amidst soaring tensions with the U.S.

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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