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.

TARGET closing days

Euro foreign exchange reference rates: 15 January 2021


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Historical reference rates

Between 16:00 CET on 28 November 2018 and 16:00 CET on 24 January 2019, some historical reference rate PDFs contained rates that were incorrect.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Historical reference rate PDFs for the following dates were affected: 28 May 2018, 29 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 4 June 2018, 5 June 2018, 6 June 2018, 14 June 2018, 12 November 2018,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.

Time series

To import CSV files into your spreadsheet, choose a setting that uses a dot "." as decimal separator (such as UK or US format).

Related information

For developers

How to parse the data in PHP

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)
//the file is updated at around 16:00 CET
foreach($XMLContent as $line){
//Output the value of 1EUR for a currency code
echo'1&euro;='.$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']." ".$attrs['CURRENCY']."<br />"
// for the following command you will need file_get_contents (PHP >= 4.3.0) 
    // and the config option allow_url_fopen=On (default)
xml_parse($xml_parserfile_get_contents (""));



//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)
//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€=1.2123 USD
1€=125.74 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=26.163 CZK
1€=7.4393 DKK
1€=0.88998 GBP
1€=359.99 HUF
1€=4.5375 PLN
1€=4.8733 RON
1€=10.1305 SEK
1€=1.0770 CHF
1€=156.40 ISK
1€=10.3135 NOK
1€=7.5535 HRK
1€=89.0364 RUB
1€=9.0179 TRY
1€=1.5680 AUD
1€=6.3697 BRL
1€=1.5413 CAD
1€=7.8499 CNY
1€=9.4005 HKD
1€=17032.57 IDR
1€=3.9546 ILS
1€=88.6365 INR
1€=1333.60 KRW
1€=24.0231 MXN
1€=4.8939 MYR
1€=1.6896 NZD
1€=58.226 PHP
1€=1.6105 SGD
1€=36.411 THB
1€=18.4627 ZAR

Framework for the euro foreign exchange reference rates:

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