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Australia Policy Rate

1990 - 2018 | Monthly | % pa | Reserve Bank of Australia

Australia's cash rate (Policy Rate: Month End: Cash Target Rate) was set at 1.50 % pa in Oct 2018, compared with 1.50 % pa in the previous Sep 2018. Australia's Policy Rate averaged 4.97 % pa and is updated monthly, available from Aug 1990 to Oct 2018. The data reached an all-time high of 14.00 % pa in Sep 1990 and a record low of 1.50 % pa in Oct 2018.

In the latest reports, Australia's Short Term Interest Rate: Month End: Bank Acceptance Bills Rates: 90 days was reported at 1.91 % pa in Oct 2018. Its Long Term Interest Rate (Government Bond Yield: Australian Government: 10 Years) was reported at 2.68 % pa in Oct 2018. Australia's Exchange Rate against USD averaged 1.41 (AUD/USD) in Oct 2018.

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What was Australia's Policy Rate in Sep 2018?

Last

1.50

Sep 2018
Previous

1.50

Aug 2018
Min

1.50

Sep 2018
Max

14.00

Sep 1990
Unit

% pa

Frequency

monthly

Range

Aug 1990 - Sep 2018

Updated on 02 Oct 2018
Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

1.50

Sep 2018

1.50

Aug 2018

1.50

Sep 2018

14.00

Sep 1990

% pa

monthly

Aug 1990 - Sep 2018

Updated on 02 Oct 2018

View Australia's Policy Rate from Aug 1990 to Sep 2018 in the chart:

Australia Policy Rate

Series Details
Series ID

235520001

Name

Australia Policy Rate

Country

Australia

Frequency

Monthly

Unit

% pa

Status

Active

Source

Reserve Bank of Australia

First Date

Aug 1990

Last Date

Sep 2018

Last Updated

02 Oct 2018

Statistics
Mean

4.98

Variance

5.01

Standard deviation

2.24

Skewness

0.97

Kurtosis

2.44

Coefficient variation

0.45

Median

4.97

Max
Sep 1990

14.00

Min
Sep 2018

1.50

Previous observation
Aug 2018

1.50

Last observation
Sep 2018

1.50

Number of Observations

338

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Country/Region Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

1.00

Jun 2018

1.25

May 2018

1.00

Jun 2018

18.00

Jan 2000

% pa

monthly

Jan 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-29
Algeria

3.75

Sep 2018

3.75

Aug 2018

2.75

Sep 1986

15.00

Jul 1995

% pa

monthly

Jan 1963 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Argentina

45.00

Sep 2018

45.04

Aug 2018

22.25

Mar 2017

46.50

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Dec 2015 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
Armenia

6.00

Sep 2018

6.00

Aug 2018

3.00

Nov 2005

18.00

May 2001

% pa

monthly

May 2001 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Australia

1.50

Sep 2018

1.50

Aug 2018

1.50

Sep 2018

14.00

Sep 1990

% pa

monthly

Aug 1990 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-02
Austria

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Azerbaijan

10.00

Aug 2018

10.00

Jul 2018

2.00

Sep 2010

15.00

Jan 2018

% pa

monthly

Jan 2005 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-04
Bahrain

2.50

Sep 2018

2.25

Aug 2018

0.50

Nov 2015

5.00

Oct 2007

% pa

monthly

Jan 2007 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Bangladesh

6.00

Jul 2018

6.00

Jun 2018

4.50

Jul 2010

8.50

Sep 2009

% pa

monthly

Sep 2009 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-07-18
Belarus

10.00

Jun 2018

10.50

May 2018

10.00

Jun 2018

480.00

Jan 1995

% pa

monthly

Jul 1991 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-25
Belgium

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Botswana

5.00

Sep 2018

5.00

Aug 2018

5.00

Sep 2018

15.50

Nov 2008

% pa

monthly

Aug 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Brazil

6.50

Sep 2018

6.50

Aug 2018

6.50

Sep 2018

42.00

Mar 1999

% pa

monthly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Bulgaria

0.00

Oct 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Oct 2018

300.00

Sep 1996

% pa

monthly

Feb 1991 - Oct 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Canada

1.50

Sep 2018

1.50

Aug 2018

0.25

May 2010

8.13

Feb 1995

% pa

monthly

Dec 1992 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Chile

2.50

Sep 2018

2.50

Aug 2018

0.50

May 2010

14.00

Sep 1998

% pa

monthly

May 1995 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
China

2.25

Sep 2018

2.25

Aug 2018

1.80

Nov 2010

6.03

Jun 1998

% pa

monthly

Jan 1998 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Colombia

4.25

Sep 2018

4.25

Aug 2018

3.00

Jan 2011

45.00

Nov 1995

% pa

monthly

Apr 1995 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Croatia

3.00

Aug 2018

3.00

Jul 2018

3.00

Aug 2018

1,926.92

Sep 1993

% pa

monthly

Dec 1992 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Cyprus

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Czech Republic

0.50

Sep 2018

0.25

Aug 2018

0.05

Jul 2018

13.00

Jul 1998

% pa

monthly

Jan 1993 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Denmark

0.00

Jun 2018

0.00

May 2018

0.00

Jun 2018

13.00

Aug 1980

% pa

monthly

Aug 1914 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
Ecuador

8.34

Oct 2018

8.01

Sep 2018

5.84

Sep 2004

21.81

Feb 1996

% pa

monthly

Jul 1995 - Oct 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Egypt

17.25

Sep 2018

17.25

Aug 2018

8.50

Oct 2011

21.50

Jul 1991

% pa

monthly

Jan 1991 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Estonia

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
European Union

0.00

Jun 2018

0.00

May 2018

0.00

Jun 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
Finland

0.00

Jun 2018

0.00

May 2018

0.00

Jun 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
France

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Georgia

7.00

Sep 2018

7.00

Aug 2018

3.75

Jan 2014

12.00

Jul 2008

% pa

monthly

Jan 2008 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Germany

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Greece

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Hong Kong SAR

2.50

Sep 2018

2.25

Aug 2018

0.50

Nov 2015

8.00

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jun 1992 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Hungary

0.90

Sep 2018

0.90

Aug 2018

0.90

Sep 2018

28.00

Jan 1996

% pa

monthly

Oct 1990 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Iceland

5.00

Jun 2018

5.00

May 2018

4.25

Jul 2011

18.00

Feb 2009

% pa

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-30
India

6.50

Sep 2018

6.50

Aug 2018

4.75

Feb 2010

9.00

Sep 2008

% pa

monthly

Apr 2001 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Indonesia

5.75

Sep 2018

5.50

Aug 2018

4.25

Apr 2018

6.25

Dec 2015

% pa

monthly

Jun 2015 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-27
Ireland

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Israel

0.10

Jun 2018

0.10

May 2018

0.10

Jun 2018

13.50

Jan 1999

% pa

monthly

Dec 1998 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-30
Italy

0.00

Jun 2018

0.00

May 2018

0.00

Jun 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
Ivory Coast

2.50

Mar 2017

2.50

Feb 2017

2.50

Mar 2017

13.00

Oct 1992

% pa

monthly

Jan 1964 - Mar 2017

Updated on 2017-05-24
Japan

-0.10

Sep 2018

-0.10

Aug 2018

-0.10

Sep 2018

0.10

Jan 2016

% pa

monthly

Nov 2008 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Jordan

5.25

Jun 2018

5.25

May 2018

2.50

Jun 2004

9.00

Jun 1999

% pa

monthly

Dec 1965 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-30
Kazakhstan

9.00

Sep 2018

9.00

Aug 2018

5.50

Mar 2017

300.00

Aug 1994

% pa

monthly

Feb 1992 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Kenya

9.00

Sep 2018

9.00

Aug 2018

3.84

Aug 2003

18.00

Jun 2012

% pa

monthly

Jul 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
South Korea

1.50

Jun 2018

1.50

May 2018

1.25

Oct 2017

5.25

Sep 2008

% pa

monthly

May 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-29
Kosovo

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Kuwait

3.00

Sep 2018

3.00

Aug 2018

2.00

Nov 2015

7.25

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jul 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Kyrgyzstan

4.75

Sep 2018

4.75

Aug 2018

0.85

Mar 2010

56.05

Jan 1999

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Laos

4.00

Jun 2018

4.00

May 2018

4.00

Jun 2018

35.00

Dec 2001

% pa

monthly

Dec 1992 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-30
Latvia

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Lebanon

10.00

Sep 2018

10.00

Aug 2018

3.00

Sep 1973

155.00

May 1995

% pa

monthly

Apr 1964 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Lithuania

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Luxembourg

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Macau SAR

2.25

Jun 2018

2.00

May 2018

0.50

Nov 2015

8.00

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Dec 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-27
Macedonia

3.00

Jun 2018

3.00

May 2018

3.00

Jun 2018

15.21

Dec 2002

% pa

monthly

Jan 2002 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-11
Malawi

22.00

Sep 2018

22.00

Aug 2018

8.00

Feb 1980

75.53

Feb 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1980 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Malaysia

3.25

Sep 2018

3.25

Aug 2018

2.00

Feb 2010

3.50

Oct 2008

% pa

monthly

Apr 2004 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Malta

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Mauritius

3.50

Sep 2018

3.50

Aug 2018

3.50

Sep 2018

14.00

Feb 2000

% pa

monthly

Dec 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Mexico

7.75

Sep 2018

7.75

Aug 2018

3.00

Nov 2015

8.25

Dec 2008

% pa

monthly

Jan 2008 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Moldova

6.50

Sep 2018

6.50

Aug 2018

3.50

Nov 2014

21.00

Feb 2001

% pa

monthly

Feb 2001 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Mongolia

10.00

Sep 2018

10.00

Aug 2018

6.40

Sep 2007

15.00

Nov 2016

% pa

monthly

Jul 2007 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Montenegro

0.00

Jun 2018

0.00

May 2018

0.00

Jun 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
Morocco

2.25

Sep 2018

2.25

Aug 2018

2.25

Sep 2018

7.00

Oct 1996

% pa

monthly

Jun 1995 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Myanmar

10.00

2018

10.00

2017

4.00

1986

12.50

1996

% pa

yearly

1986 - 2018

Updated on 2018-04-02
Nepal

6.50

Sep 2018

6.50

Aug 2018

5.50

Jul 2005

8.00

Jul 2015

% pa

monthly

Jul 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Netherlands

0.00

Jun 2018

0.00

May 2018

0.00

Jun 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
New Zealand

1.75

Sep 2018

1.75

Aug 2018

1.75

Sep 2018

8.25

Jun 2008

% pa

monthly

Apr 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Nigeria

14.00

Sep 2018

14.00

Aug 2018

6.00

Aug 2010

14.00

Sep 2018

% pa

monthly

Dec 2006 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Norway

0.75

Sep 2018

0.50

Aug 2018

0.50

Aug 2018

11.00

Sep 1992

% pa

monthly

Jan 1991 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Oman

2.60

Jun 2018

2.48

May 2018

1.00

Jul 2016

6.50

Aug 2007

% pa

monthly

May 2007 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-06-26
Pakistan

8.00

Sep 2018

8.00

Aug 2018

6.25

Dec 2017

20.00

May 1997

% pa

monthly

Feb 1992 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Paraguay

5.25

Sep 2018

5.25

Aug 2018

0.60

Aug 2010

8.25

Oct 2011

% pa

monthly

Jul 2010 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Peru

2.75

Sep 2018

2.75

Aug 2018

1.25

Apr 2010

6.50

Jan 2009

% pa

monthly

Sep 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Philippines

5.00

Sep 2018

4.50

Aug 2018

3.50

Apr 2018

5.00

Sep 2018

% pa

monthly

Jun 2016 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-27
Poland

1.50

Jun 2018

1.50

May 2018

1.50

Jun 2018

6.50

Feb 2005

% pa

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-05
Portugal

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Qatar

5.00

May 2018

5.00

Apr 2018

1.33

Jun 2004

5.50

Mar 2011

% pa

monthly

Mar 2003 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Romania

2.50

Sep 2018

2.50

Aug 2018

1.75

Dec 2017

21.25

May 2004

% pa

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Russia

7.50

Sep 2018

7.25

Aug 2018

5.50

Feb 2014

17.00

Jan 2015

% pa

monthly

Sep 2013 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Saudi Arabia

2.75

Sep 2018

2.50

Aug 2018

1.50

Jul 2004

7.00

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jan 2000 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Serbia

3.00

Sep 2018

3.00

Aug 2018

3.00

Sep 2018

35.66

Jan 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 2001 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Slovakia

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Slovenia

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
South Africa

6.50

Sep 2018

6.50

Aug 2018

5.00

Dec 2013

13.50

May 2003

% pa

monthly

Nov 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Spain

0.00

Sep 2018

0.00

Aug 2018

0.00

Sep 2018

4.75

Apr 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Sri Lanka

7.25

Sep 2018

7.25

Aug 2018

6.00

Jan 2016

20.00

Jan 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1997 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Sweden

-0.50

Sep 2018

-0.50

Aug 2018

-0.50

Sep 2018

40.00

Sep 1992

% pa

monthly

Jan 1987 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Switzerland

-0.79

Sep 2018

-0.73

Aug 2018

-0.79

Sep 2018

3.49

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jun 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-22
Syria

5.00

Feb 2015

5.00

Jan 2015

5.00

Feb 2015

5.00

Feb 2015

% pa

monthly

Jan 1962 - Feb 2015

Updated on 2015-03-08
Taiwan

1.38

Sep 2018

1.38

Aug 2018

1.25

May 2010

14.40

Dec 1961

% pa

monthly

Jul 1961 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Tajikistan

14.00

Jun 2018

14.00

May 2018

4.80

Apr 2014

120.00

Jul 1997

% pa

monthly

Jul 1997 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-16
Thailand

1.50

Sep 2018

1.50

Aug 2018

1.25

Jun 2010

5.00

Dec 2006

% pa

monthly

May 2000 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Tunisia

6.75

Sep 2018

6.75

Aug 2018

3.50

Jul 2012

6.75

Sep 2018

% pa

monthly

Jan 2000 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
Turkey

24.00

Sep 2018

17.75

Aug 2018

4.50

Dec 2013

24.00

Sep 2018

% pa

monthly

May 2010 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Ukraine

17.00

Jun 2018

17.00

May 2018

6.50

Mar 2014

300.00

Nov 1994

% pa

monthly

Dec 1992 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-12
United Arab Emirates

2.50

Sep 2018

2.25

Aug 2018

1.00

Feb 2017

4.50

Nov 2007

% pa

monthly

Nov 2007 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
United Kingdom

0.75

Sep 2018

0.75

Aug 2018

0.25

Oct 2017

17.00

Jun 1980

% pa

monthly

Jun 1972 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-30
United States

2.18

Sep 2018

1.91

Aug 2018

0.04

Dec 2011

22.00

Dec 1980

% pa

monthly

Jul 1954 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Uruguay

9.25

Sep 2018

9.25

Aug 2018

5.00

Sep 2007

10.00

Feb 2009

% pa

monthly

Sep 2007 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Vietnam

4.25

Sep 2018

4.25

Aug 2018

3.00

Dec 2004

13.00

Feb 2012

% pa

monthly

Aug 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Yemen

16.07

Jan 2015

16.08

Dec 2014

10.74

Nov 2002

28.71

May 1996

% pa

monthly

Dec 1995 - Jan 2015

Updated on 2015-03-15
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