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 26 March 2015

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.0973 down USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 130.67 down JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.376 down CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4678 down DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.73710 up GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 299.65 up HUF RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.0763 down PLN RSS
RON Romanian leu 4.4270 up RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.3250 up SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.0498 down CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.6005 up NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6498 down HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 62.7707 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8425 up TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.3990 up AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 3.4904 up BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.3653 down CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 6.8174 down CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 8.5090 down HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 14304.58 up IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.3239 down ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 68.8296 up INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1212.14 up KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 16.4244 up MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.0212 down MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.4429 up NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 49.171 up PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.4987 down SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 35.712 down THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 13.0189 up ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.  N/A   N/A   N/A 

Data downloads

Latest rates

  • Download (last update: 26 March 2015)
  • 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€=1.0973 USD
1€=130.67 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.376 CZK
1€=7.4678 DKK
1€=0.73710 GBP
1€=299.65 HUF
1€=4.0763 PLN
1€=4.4270 RON
1€=9.3250 SEK
1€=1.0498 CHF
1€=8.6005 NOK
1€=7.6498 HRK
1€=62.7707 RUB
1€=2.8425 TRY
1€=1.3990 AUD
1€=3.4904 BRL
1€=1.3653 CAD
1€=6.8174 CNY
1€=8.5090 HKD
1€=14304.58 IDR
1€=4.3239 ILS
1€=68.8296 INR
1€=1212.14 KRW
1€=16.4244 MXN
1€=4.0212 MYR
1€=1.4429 NZD
1€=49.171 PHP
1€=1.4987 SGD
1€=35.712 THB
1€=13.0189 ZAR