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USD to CNY - Exchange Rates Guide

US Dollar to Chinese Yuan exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


USD/CNY exchange rate (wholesale):

1 USD = 6.9893 CNY

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USD to CNY chart and trends
USD to CNY at 6.9893 was trading 1.2% below AVG:7.0749 with LO:6.9889 and HI:7.1694 (90 days). ALERT: USD/CNY dropped to 90-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Chinese Yuan - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 ¥ 6.9893
U$ 5 ¥ 34.95
U$ 10 ¥ 69.89
U$ 20 ¥ 139.79
U$ 50 ¥ 349.47
U$ 100 ¥ 698.93
U$ 250 ¥ 1,747
U$ 500 ¥ 3,495
U$ 1,000 ¥ 6,989
U$ 2,000 ¥ 13,979
U$ 5,000 ¥ 34,947
U$ 10,000 ¥ 69,893
U$ 50,000 ¥ 349,465
U$ 100,000 ¥ 698,930
More amounts
U$ 0.1431 ¥ 1
U$ 0.7155 ¥ 5
U$ 1.4310 ¥ 10
U$ 2.8620 ¥ 20
U$ 7.1550 ¥ 50
U$ 14.31 ¥ 100
U$ 35.78 ¥ 250
U$ 71.55 ¥ 500
U$ 143.10 ¥ 1,000
U$ 286.20 ¥ 2,000
U$ 715.50 ¥ 5,000
U$ 1,431 ¥ 10,000
U$ 7,155 ¥ 50,000
U$ 14,310 ¥ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other USD/CNY amounts try our home-page Convert USD to CNY quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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US Dollar and Chinese Yuan Forecasts

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs CNY, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.


Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Westpac see 10% growth in China next year with a corresponding positive impact on the iron ore price and commodity linked currencies such as AUD. NAB told Bloomberg TV that it sees a recovery in Asian currencies in the 2nd half of 2020 if the coronavirus comes under control.

In early August the offshore yuan surged to a decade high of 7.05 per US dollar, breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Increasingly, the yuan is being used as a barometer for progress made on US-China trade talks.

Trade tensions have ramped up again since May when 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.

How to get Best USD to CNY Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

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.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


What is a good USD to CNY exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US Dollar vs Chinese Yuan current value is to look the USD/CNY historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to CNY exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

USD/CNY rateChangePeriod
08 Jul 2020 : 7.00450.2% ▼1 Week
15 Jun 2020 : 7.09181.5% ▼30 Days
16 Apr 2020 : 7.07981.3% ▼90 Days
16 Jul 2019 : 6.87621.6% ▲1 Year
17 Jul 2015 : 6.189912.9% ▲5 Years
18 Jul 2010 : 6.77753.1% ▲10 Years
USD/CNY 10 year historic rates & changes to 15-Jul-2020 : 6.9889

When is the best time to exchange USD to CNY?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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