Effective exchange rate indices

Updated 26 October 2016

The BIS is now releasing daily data on nominal effective exchange rates to complement the monthly data already published. These daily data start in 1996 and 1983 for the broad indices (61 economies) and narrow indices (26 economies), respectively, and will be updated on a weekly basis.

The BIS effective exchange rate (EER) indices cover 61 economies, including individual euro area countries and, separately, the euro area as an entity. The most recent weights are based on trade in the 2011-13 period, with 2010 as the indices' base year.

Nominal EERs are calculated as geometric weighted averages of bilateral exchange rates. Real EERs are the same weighted averages of bilateral exchange rates adjusted by relative consumer prices. The weighting pattern is time-varying (see broad and narrow weights). The EER indices are available as monthly averages. An increase in the index indicates an appreciation.

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Publication dates

Monthly effective exchange rate data are released mid-month.

View our release calendar for advance notice of publication dates.

More information

The following publications provide further information about the methodology behind the BIS EER indices:

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Effective exchange rate indices can also be generated using:

The statistics can also be downloaded in a single CSV file.


For queries on these statistics, please write to statistics$bis.org (where "$" denotes "@").