Downloading Data

You can download data your selected series (with a maximum of 50 time series) in the following format:

Select download Type Microsoft Excel
CSV (Comma Separated Values)
XML (SDMX-ML version 2.0 Compact format)
XML (SDMX-QUERY version 2.0)

To download data, use the following button appearing in the "data functions toolbar" at the top of the page:

Button download Select a download type from the download type options available. Click on the download button to download your selected series to your chosen software program.

Regular data download

Simple download

The Quick View offers an additional download functionality, which can be used to automate regular data download. Below are the steps to follow in order to establish the links:

  1. find the key of the series you want to download. It is always displayed on a Quick View page, in the second line of "Series Level Information" section, and on a Data Selection page next to the series’ title. For example the series key of US dollar/euro exchange rate is: SERIES_KEY=EXR.D.USD.EUR.SP00.A
  2. choose the format of the file which you would like to get the data in
    • csv : Comma Separated
    • sdmx : SDMX-ML compact data format
  3. create an "export URL" i.e. combine the base URL of the quick view export http://sdw.ecb.europa.eu/quickviewexport.do? with the parameters set in steps 1) and 2), use & between the parameters.

For example: http://sdw.ecb.europa.eu/quickviewexport.do?SERIES_KEY=EXR.D.USD.EUR.SP00.A&type=csv

It is also possible to restrict the date range by setting start and/or end parameters. For example: http://sdw.ecb.europa.eu/quickviewexport.do?SERIES_KEY=EXR.D.USD.EUR.SP00.A&SERIES_KEY=EXR.D.JPY.EUR.SP00.A&type=csv&start=01-01-2008&end=01-03-2008

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The ECB SDMX 2.1 RESTful web service offers programmatic access to the statistical data and metadata disseminated via the ECB Statistical Data Warehouse.