Euro foreign exchange reference rates

The reference rates are usually updated by 15:00 CET on every working day, except on TARGET closing days. They are based on a regular daily concertation procedure between central banks across Europe and worldwide, which normally takes place at 14:15 CET.

Euro foreign exchange reference rates as at 1 September 2015

All currencies quoted against the euro (base currency)
Currency Spot Chart
USD US dollar 1.1236up USD
JPY Japanese yen 134.87down JPY
BGN Bulgarian lev 1.9558eq BGN
CZK Czech koruna 27.022up CZK
DKK Danish krone 7.4634up DKK
GBP Pound sterling 0.73280up GBP
HUF Hungarian forint 314.50down HUF
PLN Polish zloty 4.2375up PLN
RON Romanian leu 4.4407up RON
SEK Swedish krona 9.4954down SEK
CHF Swiss franc 1.0825eq CHF
NOK Norwegian krone 9.3560down NOK
HRK Croatian kuna 7.5520down HRK
RUB Russian rouble 72.9868down RUB
TRY Turkish lira 3.2845up TRY
AUD Australian dollar 1.5956up AUD
BRL Brazilian real 4.1066up BRL
CAD Canadian dollar 1.4856down CAD
CNY Chinese yuan renminbi 7.1514down CNY
HKD Hong Kong dollar 8.7079up HKD
IDR Indonesian rupiah 15856.11up IDR
ILS Israeli shekel 4.4135up ILS
INR Indian rupee 74.5056up INR
KRW South Korean won 1321.48down KRW
MXN Mexican peso 18.9495up MXN
MYR Malaysian ringgit 4.7000up MYR
NZD New Zealand dollar 1.7749up NZD
PHP Philippine peso 52.515up PHP
SGD Singapore dollar 1.5869up SGD
THB Thai baht 40.165down THB
ZAR South African rand 15.0403up ZAR
ISK Icelandic krona - The last rate was published on 3 Dec 2008.  N/A   N/A 

The exchange rates against the euro published by the ECB are for reference purposes only.
The ECB aims to ensure that the published exchange rates reflect the market conditions at the time of the daily concertation procedure. Since the exchange rates of the above currencies against the euro are averages of buying and selling rates, they do not necessarily reflect the rates at which actual market transactions have been made.

The euro foreign exchange reference rates:

  • are published by electronic market information providers and by the ECB on its website shortly after the concertation procedure has been completed;
  • are computed using the “certain” method (i.e. EUR 1 = x foreign currency units); only one reference exchange rate (i.e. the mid-rate) for each currency is published;
  • vary, depending on the currency, in terms of the number of significant digits, reflecting market conventions. However, in most cases five significant digits are used.
  • may be published by the euro area national central banks in more comprehensive lists than the one provided by the ECB.

Latest rates

Last 90 days

Since 1999

Statistical Data Warehouse

How to parse the data in PHP

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_parserxml_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_parserfile_get_contents ("http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml"));
    
xml_parser_free($xml_parser);
?>

Example

SimpleXML.php


<?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€=1.1236 USD
1€=134.87 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=27.022 CZK
1€=7.4634 DKK
1€=0.73280 GBP
1€=314.50 HUF
1€=4.2375 PLN
1€=4.4407 RON
1€=9.4954 SEK
1€=1.0825 CHF
1€=9.3560 NOK
1€=7.5520 HRK
1€=72.9868 RUB
1€=3.2845 TRY
1€=1.5956 AUD
1€=4.1066 BRL
1€=1.4856 CAD
1€=7.1514 CNY
1€=8.7079 HKD
1€=15856.11 IDR
1€=4.4135 ILS
1€=74.5056 INR
1€=1321.48 KRW
1€=18.9495 MXN
1€=4.7000 MYR
1€=1.7749 NZD
1€=52.515 PHP
1€=1.5869 SGD
1€=40.165 THB
1€=15.0403 ZAR