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 22 August 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.3267 up USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 137.70 down JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.838 up CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4553 down DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.80030 up GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 313.50 down HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.1863 down PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.4108 down RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.1532 down SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2100 down CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.1495 down NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6285 up HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 48.0490 down RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8966 up TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4248 down AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 3.0177 up BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4537 down CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 8.1624 up CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 10.2822 up HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15494.08 down IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.6738 down ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 80.2952 down INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1351.30 down KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 17.3944 up MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.1981 down MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.5767 down NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 58.251 up PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6555 down SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 42.395 down THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.2172 up ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

  • DOWNLOAD last update: 22 August 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€=1.3267 USD
1€=137.70 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.838 CZK
1€=7.4553 DKK
1€=0.80030 GBP
1€=313.50 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.1863 PLN
1€=4.4108 RON
1€=9.1532 SEK
1€=1.2100 CHF
1€=8.1495 NOK
1€=7.6285 HRK
1€=48.0490 RUB
1€=2.8966 TRY
1€=1.4248 AUD
1€=3.0177 BRL
1€=1.4537 CAD
1€=8.1624 CNY
1€=10.2822 HKD
1€=15494.08 IDR
1€=4.6738 ILS
1€=80.2952 INR
1€=1351.30 KRW
1€=17.3944 MXN
1€=4.1981 MYR
1€=1.5767 NZD
1€=58.251 PHP
1€=1.6555 SGD
1€=42.395 THB
1€=14.2172 ZAR