KEY INTEREST RATES IN AUSTRALIA

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Period

PRIME RATE

90 DAY BANK BILL

10 YR TREASURY BOND

HOUSING LOAN

1989-90

18.50

15.10

13.40

16.50

1990-91

14.25

10.50

11.15

13.00

1991-92

10.50

6.40

8.90

10.50

1992-93

9.50

5.25

7.35

9.50

1993-94

9.00

5.45

9.65

8.75

1994-95

10.70

7.55

9.21

10.50

1995-96

10.80

7.59

8.88

9.75

1996-97

9.00

5.28

7.05

7.20

1997-98

8.05

5.32

5.58

6.70

1998-99

7.95

4.93

6.27

6.50

1999-00

9.30

6.23

6.16

7.80

2000-01

8.50

4.97

6.04

6.80

2001-02

8.35

5.07

5.99

6.55

2002-03

8.35

4.67

5.01

6.55

2003-04

8.85

5.49

5.87

7.05

2004-05

9.10

5.66

5.11

7.30

2005-06

9.35

5.96

5.79

7.55

2006-07

9.85

6.42

6.26

8.05

2007-08

11.45

7.81

6.45

9.45

2008-09

8.80

3.25

5.52

5.80

2009-10

10.30

4.89

5.33

7.40

2010-11

10.65

4.99

5.16

7.80


Last Updated on 5/11/2012
By Mimi Zhong