Exchange rates (ECB)

With the exception of the SDR, the exchange rates are euro reference rates published by the ECB. These rates are prevailing market rates and they are based on teleconfernces between national central banks, held daily at 3.15 PM Finnish time. The reference rates are published daily when TARGET system is open.

The ECB has discontinued quoting the euro reference rate for the Icelandic krona due to the limited volume of trading in the krona in the offshore foreign exchange market, which has made it difficult to determine the market rate.

Interactive currency exchange rates are available on the ECB website. Exchange rate information is provided only in English.

Euro foreign exchange reference rates

The reference rates are usually updated by 3 p.m. C.E.T. They are based on a regular daily concertation procedure between central banks across Europe and worldwide, which normally takes place at 2.15 p.m. CET.

Latest overview

Euro foreign exchange reference rates as at 1 October 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.2603 up USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 138.53 up JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.502 up CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4437 up DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.77820 up GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 310.30 down HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.1815 up PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.4093 down RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.0932 down SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2072 up CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.1420 up NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6425 eq HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 49.9202 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8842 up TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4496 up AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 3.0971 up BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4139 up CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 7.7382 up CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 9.7838 up HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15308.17 down IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.6196 down ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 77.7857 down INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1342.39 up KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 16.9372 down MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.1199 down MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.6171 down NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 56.557 down PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6085 up SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 40.940 up THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.2188 down ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

  • DOWNLOAD last update: 01 October 2014
  • ZIPPED – Can be imported into Excel and other spreadsheet applications
  •  XML file available for parsing: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml

Previous rates

  • ZIPPED – Can be imported into Excel and other spreadsheet applications
  •  XML file available for parsing (Last 90 days): http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-hist-90d.xml
  •  XML file available for parsing, since 1999 : http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-hist.xml
  •  XML file available for parsing, since 1999 (Format: SDMX-ML): http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-sdmx.xml

Statistical Data Warehouse - Interactive data access

Background

For further information, please refer to the ECB press release:  Additional reference exchange rates for the euro, 3 December 2010.

The reference exchange rates are published both by electronic market information providers and on the ECB's website shortly after the concertation procedure has been completed. Reference rates are published according to the same  calendar as the TARGET system.

For developers

How to parse the data

Regular expression example


<?php
    
//This is a PHP(4/5) script example on how eurofxref-daily.xml can be parsed
    //Read eurofxref-daily.xml file in memory 
    //For this command you will need the config option allow_url_fopen=On (default)
    
$XMLContent = file ( "http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml" );
    
//the file is updated daily between 2.15 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. CET
            
    
foreach( $XMLContent  as  $line ){
        if(
preg_match ( "/currency='([[:alpha:]]+)'/" , $line , $currencyCode )){
            if(
preg_match ( "/rate='([[:graph:]]+)'/" , $line , $rate )){
                
//Output the value of 1EUR for a currency code
                
echo '1&euro;=' . $rate [ 1 ]. ' ' . $currencyCode [ 1 ]. '<br/>' ;
                
//--------------------------------------------------
                //Here you can add your code for inserting
                //$rate[1] and $currencyCode[1] into your database
                //--------------------------------------------------
            
}
        }
}
?>

XML parser example


<?php
    
function  StartElement ( $parser $name $attrs ) { 
        if (!empty(
$attrs [ 'RATE' ])) {
            echo 
"1&euro;=" . $attrs [ 'RATE' ]. " " . $attrs [ 'CURRENCY' ]. "<br />"
        }
    }
    
$xml_parser xml_parser_create ();
    
xml_set_element_handler ( $xml_parser "StartElement" "" );
    
// for the following command you will need file_get_contents (PHP >= 4.3.0) 
    // and the config option allow_url_fopen=On (default)
    
xml_parse ( $xml_parser file_get_contents  ( "http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml" ));
    
xml_parser_free ( $xml_parser );
?>

SimpleXML example


<?php
    
//This is aPHP(5)script example on how eurofxref-daily.xml can be parsed
    //Read eurofxref-daily.xml file in memory
    //For the next command you will need the config option allow_url_fopen=On (default)
    
$XML = simplexml_load_file ( "http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml" );
    
//the file is updated daily between 2.15 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. CET
            
    
foreach( $XML -> Cube -> Cube -> Cube  as  $rate ){
        
//Output the value of 1EUR for a currency code
        
echo  '1&euro;=' . $rate [ "rate" ]. ' ' . $rate [ "currency" ]. '<br/>' ;
        
//--------------------------------------------------
        //Here you can add your code for inserting
        //$rate["rate"] and $rate["currency"] into your database
        //--------------------------------------------------
    
}
?>

Output of the code above

1€=1.2603 USD
1€=138.53 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.502 CZK
1€=7.4437 DKK
1€=0.77820 GBP
1€=310.30 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.1815 PLN
1€=4.4093 RON
1€=9.0932 SEK
1€=1.2072 CHF
1€=8.1420 NOK
1€=7.6425 HRK
1€=49.9202 RUB
1€=2.8842 TRY
1€=1.4496 AUD
1€=3.0971 BRL
1€=1.4139 CAD
1€=7.7382 CNY
1€=9.7838 HKD
1€=15308.17 IDR
1€=4.6196 ILS
1€=77.7857 INR
1€=1342.39 KRW
1€=16.9372 MXN
1€=4.1199 MYR
1€=1.6171 NZD
1€=56.557 PHP
1€=1.6085 SGD
1€=40.940 THB
1€=14.2188 ZAR