In August 2015 the Chinese yuan became the fourth most popular currency used for international payments following the US dollar, the euro, and the British pound. It has become Asia’s leading currency used on the SWIFT network and accounts for 2.79% of global payments.

It still has some way to go to become the leading international currency as the US dollar makes up a staggering 44.82% of all global payments made on the SWIFT network (figures based on August 2015).

The Chinese Yuan Renminbi is the official currency of China. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Chinese Yuan Renminbi is CNY.

Chinese Yuan Renminbi Exchange Rate History Chart - Pan & Zoom 30-365 days (GBPCNY)