Swiss National Bank exchange rates

The official exchange rates for the Swiss franc (CHF) are available on the daily publication of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Central Bank of Switzerland, responsible for the nation’s monetary policy and the sole issuer of Swiss franc banknotes.

This report is updated around 11:00 GMT (UTC+01:00) on every working day. It contains 4 currency values only: USD, EUR, GBP & JPY, but its relevance is mostly because of the special role of the Swiss economy in the world, as you can read below.

foxer currency calculator includes the SNB plug-in since version 9.9.0.

CHF Historical Series

Historical file support was introduced in version 9.9.7. making all this daily and historical data available to users. Remember that missing files can easily be extracted from the calendar, month by month, up to the limit of the published file, which is one year.

Please note that, for this particular publication, it is required Microsoft Excel to be installed on the system. Otherwise, it won’t work.

Economic relevance

The economy of Switzerland is one of the world’s most advanced free market economies. The service sector has come to play a significant economic role, particularly the Swiss banking industry and tourism.

Switzerland is the third richest landlocked country in the world after Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, and together with the latter and Norway the only three countries in the world with a GDP per capita (nominal) above USD 70,000.

The value of the Swiss franc (CHF) has been relatively stable compared with that of other currencies. Swiss neutrality and national sovereignty, long-recognized by foreign nations, have fostered a stable environment for the banking sector to develop and thrive. Switzerland maintained neutrality through both World Wars, is not a member of the European Union, and did not join the United Nations until 2002.

Swiss National Bank country coverage map

Swiss National Bank country coverage map

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Summary table

CodeSNB
Base currencyCHF
Currencies4
UpdatedMonday to Friday
PublicationSame day
Time11:00 (UTC+1)
Historical SeriesLast year

Facts and figures

  • GDP Ranking#: 20th ( 9th in Europe )
  • GDP: 80,132 ( USD Billion )
  • Population: 8.5M
  • GDP per capita: $80,132
Sources: Dec/2020
tradingeconomics.com & wikipedia

The Swiss National Bank publishes daily spot exchange rates for the following currencies:

USD US Dollar
EUR Euro (European Union)
GBP Pound (United Kingdom)
JPY Yen (Japan)

Please, realize that due to currency peggs the SNB publication extends to 99 countries and regions of the world,
as you can verify in the document foreign-exchange-rates-country-coverage-data.csv.

See full comparative table of all currencies per Bank in the White Papers / List of currencies page.

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