AUD to IDR Exchange Rate

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What influences the AUD/IDR exchange rate?

Bank Indonesia’s goal is to maintain the IDR’s stability, specifically in terms of prices for services and goods reflected in inflation. It adopted the inflation targeting framework in 2005, and keeping inflation at the government recommended level is their primary monetary policy objective.1

 

As both the Indonesian and Australian economies rely heavily on commodity exports for driving GDP, the AUD/IDR exchange rate may fluctuate based on the value of the top commodities for each country. For Indonesia these commodities include coal briquettes, palm oil, gas and petroleum while for Australia primary exports are iron ore, coal, gas and gold.

AUD/IDR Snapshot

There are over 470 Australian businesses in Indonesia.” – Australian Government Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade2

 

  • Indonesia is the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, and the 10th biggest economy globally.2,3 In 2015, Indonesia ranked 16th in GDP, while Australia came in 12th.4

  • Indonesia is Australia’s 11th biggest export market and 12th biggest trading partner.5 Agricultural products are Australia’s key exports to Indonesia. Crude petroleum and manufactured goods are the key imports from Indonesia. Australia’s biggest services export to Indonesia is education, while the biggest services import from Indonesia is tourism.6

  • Indonesia’s three biggest sectors are agriculture (including palm oil, rubber, cocoa, coffee), manufacturing and mining (including coal, oil, gold, footwear, furniture, paper products, electronics, automobiles), and services.7

  • Australia’s top exports include iron ores and concentrates, coal, natural gas, education related travel services, and personal travel services.8

  • File this under good to know: the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia is credited with the reddish skies seen in some contemporary art works of the time such as Edvard Munch’s The Scream.


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Currency Name: Indonesian Rupiah

Currency Code: IDR

Currency Symbol: Rp

Central Bank: Bank Indonesia

Countries Used In: Indonesia

Major Unit: One Rupiah   

Minor Unit: One Sen  

Note Denominations: Rp 1,000, Rp 2,000, Rp 5,000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000, Rp 50,000, Rp 100,000

Coin Denominations: Rp 50, Rp 100, Rp 200, Rp 500, Rp 1000

 

IDR to AUD exchange rate analysis. Check out our daily market analysis to learn the factors influencing the IDR to AUD exchange rate today.

Sources:

  1. http://www.bi.go.id/en/moneter/tujuan-kebijakan/Contents/Default.aspx
  2. http://dfat.gov.au/geo/indonesia/pages/indonesia-country-brief.aspx
  3. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2748.htm
  4. http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GDP.pdf
  5. http://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/iacepa/Pages/indonesia-australia-comprehensive-economic-partnership-agreement.aspx
  6. http://dfat.gov.au/geo/indonesia/pages/indonesia-country-brief.aspx
  7. http://www.indonesia-investments.com/culture/economy/general-economic-outline/item251
  8. http://dfat.gov.au/trade/resources/trade-at-a-glance/Pages/top-goods-services.aspx