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 17 September 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.2956 up USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 139.05 up JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.532 down CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4458 up DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.79360 down GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 313.70 down HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.1876 down PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.4218 up RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.2634 up SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2101 up CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.3040 up NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6255 up HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 49.7251 down RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8620 down TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4302 down AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 3.0247 down BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4218 down CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 7.9546 down CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 10.0425 up HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15505.64 up IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.7268 up ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 78.9268 down INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1341.81 up KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 17.0802 down MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.1742 down MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.5857 down NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 57.408 up PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6371 up SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 41.771 up THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.1840 up ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

  • DOWNLOAD last update: 17 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€=1.2956 USD
1€=139.05 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.532 CZK
1€=7.4458 DKK
1€=0.79360 GBP
1€=313.70 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.1876 PLN
1€=4.4218 RON
1€=9.2634 SEK
1€=1.2101 CHF
1€=8.3040 NOK
1€=7.6255 HRK
1€=49.7251 RUB
1€=2.8620 TRY
1€=1.4302 AUD
1€=3.0247 BRL
1€=1.4218 CAD
1€=7.9546 CNY
1€=10.0425 HKD
1€=15505.64 IDR
1€=4.7268 ILS
1€=78.9268 INR
1€=1341.81 KRW
1€=17.0802 MXN
1€=4.1742 MYR
1€=1.5857 NZD
1€=57.408 PHP
1€=1.6371 SGD
1€=41.771 THB
1€=14.1840 ZAR