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 September 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.3133 down USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 136.97 down JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.738 up CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4494 down DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.79025 down GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 314.25 down HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.2082 down PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.3960 down RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.1921 up SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2072 up CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.1330 down NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6135 down HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 48.9815 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8367 down TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4059 down AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 2.9375 down BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4266 down CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 8.0679 down CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 10.1783 down HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15390.36 down IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.6992 down ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 79.5006 down INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1330.20 down KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 17.1822 down MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.1495 down MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.5660 down NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 57.115 down PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6404 down SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 41.993 down THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.0027 down ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

  • DOWNLOAD last update: 01 September 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€=1.3133 USD
1€=136.97 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.738 CZK
1€=7.4494 DKK
1€=0.79025 GBP
1€=314.25 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.2082 PLN
1€=4.3960 RON
1€=9.1921 SEK
1€=1.2072 CHF
1€=8.1330 NOK
1€=7.6135 HRK
1€=48.9815 RUB
1€=2.8367 TRY
1€=1.4059 AUD
1€=2.9375 BRL
1€=1.4266 CAD
1€=8.0679 CNY
1€=10.1783 HKD
1€=15390.36 IDR
1€=4.6992 ILS
1€=79.5006 INR
1€=1330.20 KRW
1€=17.1822 MXN
1€=4.1495 MYR
1€=1.5660 NZD
1€=57.115 PHP
1€=1.6404 SGD
1€=41.993 THB
1€=14.0027 ZAR