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    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7525 (down 4 cents in the last 10 weeks)
    - GB£ - 0.5617 (down 3 pence in the last 10 weeks)
    - JP¥ - 85.460 (down 4 yen in the last 10 weeks)
    - EU€ - 0.6387 (down 3 cents in the last 10 weeks)
    - NZ$ - 1.0908 (up half a cent)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)

    The AU$ continues to go down against almost everything else, with just the NZ$ being the only currency doing worse.

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    We've had a good start to the year, with the AU$ up against all of the major currencies.

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7845 (up 3 cents in the last 4 weeks)
    - GB£ - 0.5790 (up 2 pence in the last 4 weeks)
    - JP¥ - 88.824 (up 3 yen in the last 4 weeks)
    - EU€ - 0.6530 (up 1.5 cents in the last 4 weeks)
    - NZ$ - 1.0936 (up very slightly in the last 4 weeks)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)

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    I've been watching Bitcoin as it's listed on the same sites that give exchange rates on real money. Looks like BTC is about to crash down below $10,000US, I'm glad noone I know bought BTC or other altcoins.

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    After a good start to the year, we've dropped against all of the major currencies in the last couple of months.

    As of today (May 4th), according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...
    - US$ - 0.7524 (down 3 cents since January)
    - GB£ - 0.5551 (down 2 pence since January)
    - JP¥ - 82.053 (down 6 yen since January)
    - EU€ - 0.6286 (down 3 cents since January)
    - NZ$ - 1.0726 (down 2 cents since January)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)

    (edit - I accidentally edited this post instead of replying to it, and didn't realise it until today, August 16th)

    As of today (July 6th), according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7418 (down another cent since two months ago)
    - GB£ - 0.5601 (up slightly in last two months)
    - JP¥ - 82.044 (almost unchanged from two months ago)
    - EU€ - 0.6332 (up slightly in last two months)
    - NZ$ - 1.0869 (up one cent in last two months)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)
    Last edited by griffin; 16th August 2018 at 03:34 PM.

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    $A is in the toilet at the moment thanks to this Turkey situation. Not the best time to be paying overseas pre orders.

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    The AU$ is indeed falling against the US$ this year (9 cents since January), but not so much against most of the other majors, so it is more that the US$ is gaining strength (yay Trump ), rather than the AU$ weakening.
    The Yen is the other one we have fallen heavily against this year, down 9 yen since January. Unfortunately for us toy collectors, those are the two currencies we import most of our toys with.

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7276 (down 1.5 cents in last month)
    - GB£ - 0.5716 (up 1 pence in last month)
    - JP¥ - 80.616 (down 2 yen in last month)
    - EU€ - 0.6387 (up slightly in last month)
    - NZ$ - 1.1039 (up 1.5 cents in last month)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)

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    It's been almost 6 months since my last update posting here... I didn't realise it had been that long, as it certainly didn't feel like it.

    Funnily enough, two of the currencies are almost exactly the same as last August. But the bad news is that Aussie Dollar hasn't strengthened against any of these five currencies in the last six months, which still makes importing toys as expensive as it was last year.

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7271 (almost the same as last August)
    - GB£ - 0.5537 (down 2 pence from last August)
    - JP¥ - 79.083 (down 1.5 yen from last August)
    - EU€ - 0.6325 (almost the same as last August)
    - NZ$ - 1.0517 (down 5 cents from last August)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)

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    Just looking at the exchange rate charts on xe.com, January 2nd-3rd saw a massive crash to the AU$, against the yen and US$. The yen dropped to 73, while the US$ rate got down to 68us cents... the lowest in ten years. (a 6% crash in a matter of minutes would send many smaller countries into financial crisis or spiral into hyper-inflation as everyone tries to sell off their cash before it is worthless - I'm surprised that I didn't hear anything about it on the news that day)
    Both of those rates to the AU$ have mostly recovered in the weeks since, but some speculate that the AU$ will return to those levels during 2019 (we lost about 12% value during 2018 - from 82us cents to 72us cents, so the downward trend is likely to continue).
    Other analysts believe that we've reached the bottom of the current trough, and will start the upward part of the cycle again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    It's been almost 6 months since my last update posting here... I didn't realise it had been that long, as it certainly didn't feel like it.
    How time flies... I can't believe it has been 8 months since I last updated this, but it doesn't feel like it was that long ago.

    We are down on just about everything since the beginning of the year, except New Zealand, which seems to yoyo up and down about 5 cents every few months.
    The US Fed Reserve had dropped the rates by 0.25 this week, which I had thought would have weakened their dollar a little (as there is a smaller return for investors), but it still strengthened against ours during the week (which probably means our currency and economy is just so unreliable at the moment that the US economy is still more inviting).
    The drop in Yen and US$ in the last year is likely to result in higher prices for toys here, especially the imported exclusives.

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.6769 (down 3 cents since end of January)
    - GB£ - 0.5424 (down 1 pence since end of January)
    - JP¥ - 72.811 (down 6 yen since end of January)
    - EU€ - 0.6146 (down 2 cents since end of January)
    - NZ$ - 1.0815 (up 3 cents since end of January)

    (bank and paypal rates are 2-3% less than the figures above)

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