Euro Exchange Rate
Ahh, Europe: home to the Mona Lisa, the David, the Guggenheim museum Bilbao, and the top European tourist attraction: Disneyland Paris.
What influences the USD/EUR exchange rate?
Because the eurozone (all the countries that use the euro) is often considered the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP, trading the EUR/USD pair may be seen as a trade between the top two global currencies.2 The European Central Bank governs monetary policy of eurozone.
As of 2016, sovereign debt risk in some EU member countries continues to be an important factor for the USD/EUR exchange rate.3 Interest rate differentials are also important in determining the market rate between the two. As the largest economy in the eurozone, Germany’s economic data may also play a role in euro valuations.
The U.S. has a strong strategic partnership with the EU reflected in our close cooperation on regional crises and conflicts, and our extensive collaboration on a broad range of global challenges from counter-terrorism to nonproliferation. The U.S. and EU have significant trade and investment relations.5
Since 2013, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the U.S. and E.U. has created the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship accounting for almost $700 billion in 2016.
The population of continental Europe is nearly double that of the U.S. As of 2016, the U.S. has a population estimated at 322 million while Europe (without Russia) comes in at 595 million.6
File this under fodder for your next dinner party: the croissant, an icon of French gastronomy, was actually invented in Austria. The cronut is a uniquely American creation.
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Currency Name: Euro
Currency Code: EUR
Currency Symbol: €
Central Bank: European Central Bank
Countries Used In: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
Major Unit: One euro
Minor Unit: One cent
Note Denominations: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500
Coin Denominations: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2