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 24 July 2014

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot RSS
USD US dollar 1.3472 up USD RSS
JPY Japanese yen 136.97 up JPY RSS
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558 eq BGN RSS
CZK Czech koruna 27.480 up CZK RSS
DKK Danish krone 7.4573 up DKK RSS
GBP Pound sterling 0.79215 up GBP RSS
HUF Hungarian forint 307.76 up HUF RSS
LTL Lithuanian litas 3.4528 eq LTL RSS
PLN Polish zloty 4.1408 up PLN RSS
RON New Romanian leu 1 4.4068 down RON RSS
SEK Swedish krona 9.2102 up SEK RSS
CHF Swiss franc 1.2152 up CHF RSS
NOK Norwegian krone 8.3610 up NOK RSS
HRK Croatian kuna 7.6250 up HRK RSS
RUB Russian rouble 47.1080 up RUB RSS
TRY Turkish lira 2.8194 down TRY RSS
AUD Australian dollar 1.4272 up AUD RSS
BRL Brasilian real 2.9884 up BRL RSS
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4449 up CAD RSS
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 8.3464 down CNY RSS
HKD Hong Kong dollar 10.4412 up HKD RSS
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15585.25 up IDR RSS
ILS Israeli shekel 4.5846 down ILS RSS
INR Indian rupee 81.0071 up INR RSS
KRW South Korean won 1385.96 up KRW RSS
MXN Mexican peso 17.4368 up MXN RSS
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.2827 up MYR RSS
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.5679 up NZD RSS
PHP Philippine peso 58.349 up PHP RSS
SGD Singapore dollar 1.6688 up SGD RSS
THB Thai baht 42.891 up THB RSS
ZAR South African rand 14.1380 down ZAR RSS
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.      

Data downloads

Latest rates

Previous rates

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  •  XML file available for parsing, since 1999 :
  •  XML file available for parsing, since 1999 (Format: SDMX-ML):

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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

//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 ( "" );
//the file is updated daily between 2.15 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. CET
foreach( $XMLContent  as  $line ){
preg_match ( "/currency='([[:alpha:]]+)'/" , $line , $currencyCode )){
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

function  StartElement ( $parser $name $attrs ) { 
        if (!empty(
$attrs [ 'RATE' ])) {
"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  ( "" ));
xml_parser_free ( $xml_parser );

SimpleXML example

//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 ( "" );
//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€=1.3472 USD
1€=136.97 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.480 CZK
1€=7.4573 DKK
1€=0.79215 GBP
1€=307.76 HUF
1€=3.4528 LTL
1€=4.1408 PLN
1€=4.4068 RON
1€=9.2102 SEK
1€=1.2152 CHF
1€=8.3610 NOK
1€=7.6250 HRK
1€=47.1080 RUB
1€=2.8194 TRY
1€=1.4272 AUD
1€=2.9884 BRL
1€=1.4449 CAD
1€=8.3464 CNY
1€=10.4412 HKD
1€=15585.25 IDR
1€=4.5846 ILS
1€=81.0071 INR
1€=1385.96 KRW
1€=17.4368 MXN
1€=4.2827 MYR
1€=1.5679 NZD
1€=58.349 PHP
1€=1.6688 SGD
1€=42.891 THB
1€=14.1380 ZAR