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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.


CNY to USD interbank exchange rate = 0.1445

This calculator converts amounts at the latest USD/CNY mid-rate or enter a rate to check the exchange rate you are being offered or already charged.


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Chinese Yuan

United States Dollar

1 CNY 0.1445 USD
5 CNY 0.7225 USD
10 CNY 1.4450 USD
20 CNY 2.8900 USD
50 CNY 7.2250 USD
100 CNY 14.45 USD
250 CNY 36.13 USD
500 CNY 72.25 USD
1,000 CNY 144.50 USD
2,000 CNY 289.00 USD
5,000 CNY 722.50 USD
10,000 CNY 1,445.00 USD
50,000 CNY 7,225.00 USD
100,000 CNY 14,450.00 USD
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Chinese Yuan

United States Dollar

6.9186 CNY 1 USD
34.59 CNY 5 USD
69.19 CNY 10 USD
138.37 CNY 20 USD
345.93 CNY 50 USD
691.86 CNY 100 USD
1,729.65 CNY 250 USD
3,459.30 CNY 500 USD
6,918.60 CNY 1,000 USD
13,837.20 CNY 2,000 USD
34,593.00 CNY 5,000 USD
69,186.00 CNY 10,000 USD
345,930.00 CNY 50,000 USD
691,860.00 CNY 100,000 USD
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CNY/USD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Chinese Yuan to United States Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

1 Day0.146511 May 2019
1 Week0.148505 May 2019
1 Month0.149212 Apr 2019
6 Months0.143813 Nov 2018
1 Year0.157912 May 2018
5 Years0.160913 May 2014
10 Years0.146514 May 2009

You can use our CNY interactive charts to check CNYUSD historic trends.

CNY/USD - 1 Year Trend

Outlook and forecasts for CNY and USD

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the CNY vs USD, you should pay attention to the forecasts and trends for both Chinese Yuan and United States Dollar:


Chinese Yuan (CNY) outlook

Increasingly, the yuan is being used as a barometer for progress made on US-China trade talks. For that reason, it fell sharply in the weeks leading up to this report (May-17).

Trade tensions were ramped up in May after President Trump announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods, after China retaliated with tariffs of its own, and then after Trump placed Huawei on the "entity list," thereby making it impossible for the tech giant to do business with US firms.

Between May-6 and May-17, the yuan weakened in the offshore market by 3 percent (a considerable amount for a government-controlled currency) to a 5-month low of 6.95 per USD. Onshore yuan, which is more easily controlled by the PBOC, reached towards 6.92.

All eyes now are on the 7.0 exchange rate. Will the PBOC allow the yuan beyond that? An RBC strategist believes that’s unlikely in the short term because a weaker yuan would create more friction between China and the US. Trump often alleges that China purposefully weakens its currency to gain a trade advantage.

“A rapid conclusion to the US–China trade deal and … complete rollback of tariffs ... would be an effective catalyst to drive RMB higher,” Citibank said.


United States Dollar (USD) outlook

The US dollar has benefitted this year despite some quite serious escalations in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. By mid-May, the Dollar Index was nearly 2 percent higher year-to-date; it was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

The greenback’s 2019 strength has come in spite of a dovish turn by the Federal Reserve, which said in March it expects no interest rate increase this year. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and many other central banks have also turned dovish, removing some of the policy-based incentives for selling USD.

In May, HSBC warned against thinking that the dollar has got too high. The bank highlighted the “desolation and destruction” (an exaggeration) facing other economies and currencies. “You can never get too high,” the bank’s chief analyst said. “What would you want to buy out there if not dollars?”

Read the full article United States Dollar Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the CNY/USD market rate I see online or in the media?

The CNY/USD mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the CNY / USD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

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