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 25 July 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.3440 down USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 136.97 eq JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.482 up CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4568 down DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.79115 down GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 308.06 up HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.1435 up PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.3973 down RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.1661 down SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2152 eq CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.3395 down NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6330 up HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 47.1871 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8145 down TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4289 up AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 2.9968 up BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4472 up CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 8.3272 down CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 10.4160 down HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15561.78 down IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.6004 up ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 80.7677 down INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1380.11 down KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 17.4162 down MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.2655 down MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.5728 up NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 58.199 down PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6682 down SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 42.780 down THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.1489 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€=1.3440 USD
1€=136.97 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.482 CZK
1€=7.4568 DKK
1€=0.79115 GBP
1€=308.06 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.1435 PLN
1€=4.3973 RON
1€=9.1661 SEK
1€=1.2152 CHF
1€=8.3395 NOK
1€=7.6330 HRK
1€=47.1871 RUB
1€=2.8145 TRY
1€=1.4289 AUD
1€=2.9968 BRL
1€=1.4472 CAD
1€=8.3272 CNY
1€=10.4160 HKD
1€=15561.78 IDR
1€=4.6004 ILS
1€=80.7677 INR
1€=1380.11 KRW
1€=17.4162 MXN
1€=4.2655 MYR
1€=1.5728 NZD
1€=58.199 PHP
1€=1.6682 SGD
1€=42.780 THB
1€=14.1489 ZAR