Official exchange rate
|Currency||Buying rate||Selling rate||Mid rate|
|Broad merchandise index||146.1937|
|Narrow merchandise index||148.3725|
|Broad trade index||148.9827|
|Narrow trade index||150.4975|
|Narrow trade index*||159.612|
|* The index has been recalculated so that, on January 2, 2009, it was assigned a value equivalent to that of the now-discontinued Exchange Rate Index.|
The exchange rate of the Icelandic króna is determined in the foreign exchange market, which is open between 9:15 hrs. and 16:00 hrs. on weekdays. Once a day, the Central Bank of Iceland fixes the official exchange rate of the króna against foreign currencies, for use as a reference in official agreements, court cases, and other contracts between parties that do not specify another reference exchange rate; cf. Article 19 of the Act on the Central Bank of Iceland, and fixes the official exchange rate index at the same time. This is done between 10:45 hrs. and 11:00 hrs. each morning that regulated foreign exchange markets are in operation. Under extraordinary circumstances, the Central Bank may temporarily suspend its quotation of the exchange rate of the króna.
Exchange rates of other currencies can be found on a number of websites, including oanda.com. The Central Bank of Iceland cannot be held liable for information found on such websites or for use of such information; furthermore, the Bank wishes to remind the reader of the general disclaimer concerning the reliability of data on the internet, which can be found on the Copyright and disclaimer page on this website.
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