Australian dollar

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Австралийский доллар: история, монеты и банкноты, котировки

The Australian dollar is the official currency of Australia. In addition to this continent is the official currency on the islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans. For example, on the Cocos Islands, Christmas Island, Norfolk, etc. As the monetary unit used in the three small Pacific countries. Such, as Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Code banking system-AUD. Sign- $, or its analogues: $(A), (A) $, AU $, $AU. For one dollar you can get one hundred Australian cents.

There are five notes, ten, twenty-, fifty or a hundred dollars. As well as the coins of one and two dollars, and cents: five, ten, twenty and fifty-.

The story quotes the Australian dollar

Technological and racy design

Australian dollar, banknotes,With the end of the 20 century for the production of banknotes, the authorities stopped using paper. It successfully replaced the specialized thin plastic. The denominations as illustrations of the plotted portraits of prominent politicians, inventors and commanders of the continent, artists, medicine, business representatives.

Coins with one side decorated with a portrait of the current representative of the royal dynasty of Great Britain. This is due to the fact, the Queen of foggy Albion officially heads the Union of Australia. On the other side of the coin depicts: Echidna, lirohvost, Platypus, Kangaroo, as well as the aborigine with Boomerang. In a unique design performed fifty cents. The coin is made with twelve faces. On its reverse side depicts the Australian coat of arms. For the production of coins used alloy of copper, nickel and aluminum (in various combinations and proportions depending on denomination).

Australian dollar: history and origin

Australian dollar, coinsSince the opening of the continent 18 century country for a long time remained a colony of Great Britain. In this regard, any private money system was not. For payment made pound sterling. Although individual States of the continent producing undertakings individual funds for settlements, However, attempts failed.

Single currency for the first time the country appeared at the beginning of 20 century. It was the Australian pound. Also used small coins: shillings and pence. Until the second world war in Australia monetary policy fully followed the Uk. After the war, the country has to cooperate closely in the United States. And in 1966 year, the pound has been renamed to Australian dollar.

Modern development

For decades the Australian dollar strengthened markedly and with 1983 year was the use of supply and demand in the free market exchange. Experts give predictions on the future growth and the strengthening of the currency. The Australian dollar is now freely convertible, and he is a viable candidate in the Forex market.

Also notable interest from investors and the economy as a whole. After all, from a financial point of view, the country has seventeen years of stable growth. Has plenty of minerals and modern market infrastructure. But investors provides an excellent remedy and gives stable guarantees.

When visiting Australia, you can not worry over the number of imported or exported cash. On the continent it is unlimited.

The Australian dollar today takes on turnover of sixth place in the world. He is considered to be a reliable and stable tool. International operations- 5 % falls on the Australian dollar. His appeal for currency traders is explained by including, that Australia has a higher rate of interest.

And yet the Australian dollar is considered one of the freest exchange of government intervention. While the country is known for its economic and political stability.

On arrival Australian dollar better change in banks, than in exchange offices or shops. Or pay by credit card-it now take almost any corner of the country.

Australia's economic performance

2012 2013 2014
Population (million) 8.5 8.5 8.5
GDP per person 37,469 38,023 38,615
GDP, billion United States 317 323 329
Economic growth 0.9 0.2 0.3
Consumption (change, %) 0.6 -0.1 0.2
Investment (change, %) 0.5 -1.5 0.5
Export (change, %) 1.3 1.4 1.5
Import (change, %) 0.7 -0.3 2.4
Industrial production (change, %) 1.7 0.6 -0.5
Retail sales (change, %) -0.2 -0.3 0.3
Unemployment 4.4 4.9 5.6
Taxes (% of GDP) -2.2 -1.3 -2.4
Public debt (% of GDP) 81.5 80.9 84.5
Inflation (at the end of the period, %) 2.9 2.0 0.8
Inflation on consumer goods 2.6 2.1 1.5
Inflation on INDs. Products
Interest rate 0.75 0.25 0.05
The stock market (change over the year, %) 26.9 6.1 -15.2
Exchange rate (against the United States dollar) 1.32 1.38 1.21
Course on parity PS 1.29 1.33 1.33
Current account (% of GDP) 1.5 1.0 0.8
Current account balance (billion United States) 4.7 3.1 2.6
Trade balance (billion United States) -3.2 -1.9 -2.3
External debt (% of GDP) 16.1 19.6

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