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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: 18 September 2020

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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Historical reference rates

Between 16:00 CET on 28 November 2018 and 16:00 CET on 24 January 2019, some historical reference rate PDFs contained rates that were incorrect.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Historical reference rate PDFs for the following dates were affected: 28 May 2018, 29 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 4 June 2018, 5 June 2018, 6 June 2018, 14 June 2018, 12 November 2018,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

Time series

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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€=1.1833 USD
1€=123.49 JPY
1€=1.9558 BGN
1€=26.727 CZK
1€=7.4403 DKK
1€=0.91318 GBP
1€=360.78 HUF
1€=4.4602 PLN
1€=4.8580 RON
1€=10.3990 SEK
1€=1.0776 CHF
1€=160.80 ISK
1€=10.7538 NOK
1€=7.5415 HRK
1€=89.1439 RUB
1€=8.9600 TRY
1€=1.6242 AUD
1€=6.2176 BRL
1€=1.5601 CAD
1€=8.0146 CNY
1€=9.1707 HKD
1€=17435.93 IDR
1€=4.0511 ILS
1€=87.0140 INR
1€=1375.96 KRW
1€=24.7344 MXN
1€=4.8687 MYR
1€=1.7489 NZD
1€=57.306 PHP
1€=1.6082 SGD
1€=36.889 THB
1€=19.1520 ZAR

Framework for the euro foreign exchange reference rates:

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