Top ten charts of 2012

The last year saw chart-topping moments for online sales, the Aussie dollar and European financials. And check out the parallel between inflation and witch trials.

10: The beer vs wine consumption index
Source: ABS, CommSec

9: Australian government bonds

Source: Global Financial Data, RBA, Datastream

8: Work force participation by gender

Source: ANZ

7: Germany vs Italy - Industrial production under the euro

Source: GaveKal Data

6: Standard variable rates vs the cash rate

Source: TD Securities

5: Financial groups by market capitalisation: Europe vs Australia

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch

4: Online retail vs bricks and mortar

Source: NAB

3: Witch trials and the Medieval price revolution
Source: Business Insider

2: US stock market returns

Source: Bloomberg, AMP Capital

1: The Aussie vs resources shares
Source: Iress

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