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 24 October 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.2659 down USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 136.64 up JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.695 up CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4452 down DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.78870 down GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 308.65 up HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.2235 down PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.4230 down RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.1881 up SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2060 down CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.3400 up NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6730 down HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 53.1330 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8332 down TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4396 down AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 3.1541 down BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4191 down CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 7.7426 down CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 9.8206 down HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15286.41 up IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.7906 up ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 77.4541 down INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1338.21 down KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 17.1406 up MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.1496 up MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.6116 up NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 56.690 down PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6158 up SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 41.025 up THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 13.8878 up ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

  • DOWNLOAD last update: 24 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€=1.2659 USD
1€=136.64 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.695 CZK
1€=7.4452 DKK
1€=0.78870 GBP
1€=308.65 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.2235 PLN
1€=4.4230 RON
1€=9.1881 SEK
1€=1.2060 CHF
1€=8.3400 NOK
1€=7.6730 HRK
1€=53.1330 RUB
1€=2.8332 TRY
1€=1.4396 AUD
1€=3.1541 BRL
1€=1.4191 CAD
1€=7.7426 CNY
1€=9.8206 HKD
1€=15286.41 IDR
1€=4.7906 ILS
1€=77.4541 INR
1€=1338.21 KRW
1€=17.1406 MXN
1€=4.1496 MYR
1€=1.6116 NZD
1€=56.690 PHP
1€=1.6158 SGD
1€=41.025 THB
1€=13.8878 ZAR