Euro foreign exchange reference rates

The reference rates are usually updated around 16:00 CET on every working day, except on TARGET closing days. They are based on a regular daily concertation procedure between central banks across Europe, which normally takes place at 14:15 CET.

Euro foreign exchange reference rates: 26 March 2019

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Current reference rates

Historical reference rates

Between 16:00 CET on 28 November 2018 and 16:00 CET on 24 January 2019, some historical reference rate PDFs contained rates that were incorrect. All other formats (HTML, CSV, XML) contained the correct reference rates.

Historical reference rate PDFs for the following dates were affected: 28 May 2018, 29 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 4 June 2018, 5 June 2018, 6 June 2018, 14 June 2018, 12 November 2018, 19 November 2018, and 21 November 2018.

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For developers

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 at around 16:00 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 at around 16:00 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€=1.1291 USD
1€=124.72 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=25.769 CZK
1€=7.4654 DKK
1€=0.85330 GBP
1€=316.10 HUF
1€=4.2934 PLN
1€=4.7580 RON
1€=10.4263 SEK
1€=1.1222 CHF
1€=136.90 ISK
1€=9.6398 NOK
1€=7.4188 HRK
1€=72.5964 RUB
1€=6.2404 TRY
1€=1.5832 AUD
1€=4.3568 BRL
1€=1.5132 CAD
1€=7.5818 CNY
1€=8.8622 HKD
1€=15999.35 IDR
1€=4.0892 ILS
1€=77.7555 INR
1€=1280.91 KRW
1€=21.5085 MXN
1€=4.5971 MYR
1€=1.6345 NZD
1€=59.404 PHP
1€=1.5254 SGD
1€=35.730 THB
1€=16.2218 ZAR

Framework for the euro foreign exchange reference rates:

ECB introduces changes to euro foreign exchange reference rates, 7 December 2015