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 23 April 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.3834 up USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 141.46 down JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.459 down CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4665 up DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.82390 up GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 307.78 up HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.1926 up PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.4678 up RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.0829 down SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2198 down CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.2715 up NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6199 down HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 49.4120 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.9739 up TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4905 up AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 3.1039 up BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.5249 up CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 8.6270 up CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 10.7252 up HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 16090.61 up IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.8255 up ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 84.5742 up INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1441.29 up KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 18.0810 up MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.5197 up MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.6125 up NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 61.870 up PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.7391 up SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 44.738 up THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.6724 up ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

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
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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€=1.3834 USD
1€=141.46 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.459 CZK
1€=7.4665 DKK
1€=0.82390 GBP
1€=307.78 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.1926 PLN
1€=4.4678 RON
1€=9.0829 SEK
1€=1.2198 CHF
1€=8.2715 NOK
1€=7.6199 HRK
1€=49.4120 RUB
1€=2.9739 TRY
1€=1.4905 AUD
1€=3.1039 BRL
1€=1.5249 CAD
1€=8.6270 CNY
1€=10.7252 HKD
1€=16090.61 IDR
1€=4.8255 ILS
1€=84.5742 INR
1€=1441.29 KRW
1€=18.0810 MXN
1€=4.5197 MYR
1€=1.6125 NZD
1€=61.870 PHP
1€=1.7391 SGD
1€=44.738 THB
1€=14.6724 ZAR