Chinese yuan (CNY) to British pound (GBP) exchange rate chart and trend analysis based on real data sourced directly from UK currency suppliers
Our British pound to Chinese yuan chart plots the actual Chinese yuan buyback rates offered by our panel of UK currency providers at the end of each day, so you can see the historical performance of the Chinese yuan against the pound and monitor fluctuations in the exchange rate over time.
This page shows the Chinese yuan to pound exchange rate, not the Chinese yuan buyback rate advertised in our Chinese yuan buyback comparisons. Both rates are the same, but the buyback rate is displayed in a different format due to the way UK currency suppliers advertise their buyback rates. Learn more
This annual exchange rate summary provides a detailed breakdown of the performance of the Chinese yuan against the British pound over the past several years so you can put today's Chinese yuan buyback rates into context:
Exchange rates can be displayed in different ways depending on the context. There's the Chinese yuan to pound exchange rate, and the Chinese yuan buyback rate. The two are in fact the same; they are just displayed differently.
The Chinese yuan to pound exchange rate corresponds to the value of one Chinese yuan in British pounds. For example, a Chinese yuan to pound rate of 0.1176 means one Chinese yuan is worth 0.1176 pounds.
In contrast, the Chinese yuan buyback rate corresponds to the amount of Chinese yuan you'd have to exchange to get one pound. For example, a Chinese yuan buyback rate of 8.5 means you'd have to exchange 8.5 Chinese yuan to get one pound.
UK currency suppliers prefer to show the Chinese yuan buyback rate instead of the Chinese yuan to pound exchange rate, so we follow the same format in our Chinese yuan comparisons. However, on this page, we use the Chinese yuan to pound exchange rate since this is what the data is intended to show.
The two rates are interchangeable: to convert the Chinese yuan buyback rate into the actual Chinese yuan to pound rate, just divide 1 by the Chinese yuan buyback rate, e.g.: 1 / 8.5 = 0.1176.
If you want to exchange Chinese yuan into British pounds, we can help you to find a reputable foreign exchange provider. We compare the Chinese yuan rates from tried-and-tested companies who will buy currency by post or over the counter.
For a complete comparison of providers and their latest buyback rates, see our Chinese yuan currency buyback comparisons.