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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: 21 September 2020


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Historical reference rates

Between 16:00 CET on 28 November 2018 and 16:00 CET on 24 January 2019, some historical reference rate PDFs contained rates that were incorrect.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Historical reference rate PDFs for the following dates were affected: 28 May 2018, 29 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 4 June 2018, 5 June 2018, 6 June 2018, 14 June 2018, 12 November 2018,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€=1.1787 USD
1€=122.70 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=26.980 CZK
1€=7.4408 DKK
1€=0.91608 GBP
1€=363.08 HUF
1€=4.4837 PLN
1€=4.8600 RON
1€=10.4055 SEK
1€=1.0761 CHF
1€=161.60 ISK
1€=10.8840 NOK
1€=7.5413 HRK
1€=89.9825 RUB
1€=8.9710 TRY
1€=1.6240 AUD
1€=6.4262 BRL
1€=1.5604 CAD
1€=7.9992 CNY
1€=9.1349 HKD
1€=17437.00 IDR
1€=4.0576 ILS
1€=86.6950 INR
1€=1372.84 KRW
1€=25.3145 MXN
1€=4.8592 MYR
1€=1.7590 NZD
1€=57.142 PHP
1€=1.6027 SGD
1€=36.823 THB
1€=19.7416 ZAR

Framework for the euro foreign exchange reference rates:

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