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    Currency in Nauru – Australian dollar AUD

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Nauru

     

    What currency is used in Nauru?

    The official currency of Nauru is the Australian dollar, with symbol A$ and currency code AUD.

     

    Things to know about the Australian dollar


    The Australian dollar is the fifth most traded currency in the world and is popular with currency traders, because of the high interest rates in Australia, the freedom of the foreign exchange market from government intervention, the stability of Australia's economy and political system, and the view that the Australian dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies, especially because of its greater exposure to Asian economies and the commodities cycle.

    The currency is commonly referred to by foreign-exchange traders as the "Aussie dollar".

    Australians are more focussed on their currency exchange rate than are the citizens of most other countries, along with perhaps the British and Canadians. This is may be due to the open and trading nature of the Australian economy and also due to their love of 'overseas' travel.

    Aussie Ups and Downs 2011-20

    The Aussie is very volatile for a major currency, for example between 2008 and 2011, AUD rose 80 per cent against the US dollar, ultimately going up through parity at one point.

    Then during 2011-12 AUD started to track the Chinese economy much more than it tracked any of the traditional domestic economic and monetary indicators.

    From 2013 to 2015 it dropped against the US dollar, especially when the Chinese stock market sold off in 2015, followed by a decent cyclical 17 per cent rally in 2016-17.

    Then from early 2018 it again began its steady way down before being king-hit by the Covid pandemic flight to safety in March of 2020 which took AUD/USD all the way back to its 2008 lows to $60 cents.

     

    What the Australian dollar looks like?

     

     

     

    Australian dollar – Markets & Rates

    1 AUD = 0.7050 USD
    Sell AUD  →  Buy USD
    AUD to USD at 0.7063 is 2.9% below its 90-day average 0.7273 with range 0.6854-0.7577.
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      1 USD = 1.4184 AUD
     
    7-DAY+3.0%

    Australian dollar - Trend & Outlook

    In mid May AUDUSD fell below the 69¢ level (it has since recovered back above 70¢), over escalating concerns over the Covid lockdown on Chinese companies.

     AUD-USD Forecasts


    In late January and again in May the AUD slipped below the key 0.70 USD mark, its lowest level since mid 2020.

    However, AUD is widely expected to rise to US75¢ by the end of 2022 – the Aussie dollar is forecast to have a volatile year against a range of currencies.

     AUD Outlook

    DateAUD/USDChangePeriod
    05 May 2022
    0.7119
    1% 2 Week
    18 Feb 2022
    0.7174
    1.7% 3 Month
    19 May 2021
    0.7720
    8.7% 1 Year
    20 May 2017
    0.7458
    5.5% 5 Year
    21 May 2012
    0.9868
    28.6% 10 Year
    24 May 2002
    0.5552
    27% 20 Year
    AUD/USD change over periods to 19-May-2022

     

     

    Compare Australian dollar Exchange Rates & Fees

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    The Australian dollar is also the domestic currency in 7 other countries.

     

     

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