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EXCHANGE RATES

Trade weighted index, (from Table 8.6) - May 1970 = 100.0
Graph: Trade Weight index from table 8.6, May 1970 = 100.0.

Exchange rates(a)

Period
United States Dollar
United Kingdom Pound
Euro(b)
Japanese Yen
Special Drawing Right
Trade Weighted Index(c)

Annual per ($A)

2005-06
0.7474
0.4205
0.6143
85.90
0.5147
63.3
2006-07
0.7863
0.4066
0.6018
93.21
0.5251
64.8
2007-08
0.8968
0.4479
0.6099
98.63
0.5664
69.7

Monthly per ($A)

2007-2008
October
0.8984
0.4397
0.6316
104.04
0.5766
71.0
November
0.8987
0.4335
0.6121
99.88
0.5680
70.0
December
0.8726
0.4314
0.5987
97.88
0.5535
68.2
January
0.8815
0.4479
0.5993
95.16
0.5567
68.2
February
0.9128
0.4647
0.6192
97.84
0.5759
70.2
March
0.9260
0.4622
0.5964
93.36
0.5679
69.8
April
0.9298
0.4695
0.5899
95.30
0.5678
70.0
May
0.9491
0.4828
0.6098
98.90
0.5845
72.2
June
0.9508
0.4840
0.6116
101.75
0.5882
72.8
2008-2009
July
0.9625
0.4840
0.6102
102.71
0.5898
73.3
August
0.8810
0.4668
0.5890
96.33
0.5555
68.6
September
0.8205
0.4558
0.5700
87.49
0.5271
64.9
October
0.6894
0.4070
0.5173
69.20
0.4542
56.1
November
0.6557
0.4279
0.5155
63.55
0.4421
54.4
December
0.6690
0.4480
0.4973
61.02
0.4407
54.6

Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
April
0.4
1.6
-1.1
2.1
0.0
0.3
May
2.1
2.8
3.4
3.8
2.9
3.1
June
0.2
0.2
0.3
2.9
0.6
0.8
2008-2009
July
1.2
0.0
-0.2
0.9
0.3
0.7
August
-8.5
-3.6
-3.5
-6.2
-5.8
-6.4
September
-6.9
-2.4
-3.2
-9.2
-5.1
-5.4
October
-16.0
-10.7
-9.2
-20.9
-13.8
-13.6
November
-4.9
5.1
-0.3
-8.2
-2.7
-3.0
December
2.0
4.7
-3.5
-4.0
-0.3
0.4

(a) Rates are period average exchange rates.
(b) On January 1, 1999 eleven European Union nations launched the Euro, a single currency giving control of interest rate and exchange rate policy to the European Central Bank. The Euro was immediately available for electronic financial and business transactions, but Euro coins and notes were not issued to the general public until January 2002.The participating nations are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Greece adopted the Euro on 1 January 2001 and Britain, Denmark and Sweden chose not to adopt the Euro.
(c) May 1970 = 100.0
Source: International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, (cat. no. 5368.0)






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