This is a (near) daily data set on the effective exchange rate index for the United Kingdom's pound sterling from 1990 to 2018. The data are indexed, such that 100 equals the monthly average in January 2005. This is useful for illustrating devaluations of the pound after Black Wednesday, the financial crisis, and, more recently, the UK's efforts to leave the European Union.



A data frame with 7583 observations on the following 2 variables.


a date


a numeric vector for the effective exchange rate index (Jan. 2005 = 100)


Bank of England


Credit to the Bank of England for making these data readily available and accessible. The Bank of England's website ( has these data with a code of XUDLBK67.