Intl.NumberFormat() constructor

The Intl.NumberFormat() constructor creates objects that enable language sensitive number formatting.

Syntax

new Intl.NumberFormat([locales[, options]])

Parameters

locales Optional

A string with a BCP 47 language tag, or an array of such strings. For the general form and interpretation of the locales argument, see the Intl page. The following Unicode extension key is allowed:

nu
The numbering system to be used. Possible values include: "adlm", "ahom", "arab", "arabext", "bali", "beng", "bhks", "brah", "cakm", "cham", "deva", "diak", "fullwide", "gong", "gonm", "gujr", "guru", "hanidec", "hmng", "hmnp", "java", "kali", "khmr", "knda", "lana", "lanatham", "laoo", "latn", "lepc", "limb", "mathbold", "mathdbl", "mathmono", "mathsanb", "mathsans", "mlym", "modi", "mong", "mroo", "mtei", "mymr", "mymrshan", "mymrtlng", "newa", "nkoo", "olck", "orya", "osma", "rohg", "saur", "segment", "shrd", "sind", "sinh", "sora", "sund", "takr", "talu", "tamldec", "telu", "thai", "tibt", "tirh", "vaii", "wara", "wcho".  — see the standard Unicode numeral systems list.
options Optional

An object with some or all of the following properties:

compactDisplay
Only used when notation is "compact". Takes either "short" (default) or "long".
currency
The currency to use in currency formatting. Possible values are the ISO 4217 currency codes, such as "USD" for the US dollar, "EUR" for the euro, or "CNY" for the Chinese RMB — see the Current currency & funds code list. There is no default value; if the style is "currency", the currency property must be provided.
currencyDisplay
How to display the currency in currency formatting. Possible values are:
  • "symbol" to use a localized currency symbol such as €, this is the default value,
  • "narrowSymbol" to use a narrow format symbol ("$100" rather than "US$100"),
  • "code" to use the ISO currency code,
  • "name" to use a localized currency name such as "dollar",
currencySign
In many locales, accounting format means to wrap the number with parentheses instead of appending a minus sign. You can enable this formatting by setting the currencySign option to "accounting". The default value is "standard".
localeMatcher
The locale matching algorithm to use. Possible values are "lookup" and "best fit"; the default is "best fit". For information about this option, see the Intl page.
notation
The formatting that should be displayed for the number, the defaults is "standard"
  • "standard" plain number formatting
  • "scientific" return the order-of-magnitude for formatted number.
  • "engineering" return the exponent of ten when divisible by three
  • "compact" string representing exponent, defaults is using the "short" form.
numberingSystem
Numbering System. Possible values include: "arab", "arabext", " bali", "beng", "deva", "fullwide", " gujr", "guru", "hanidec", "khmr", " knda", "laoo", "latn", "limb", "mlym", " mong", "mymr", "orya", "tamldec", " telu", "thai", "tibt".
signDisplay
When to display the sign for the number; defaults to "auto"
  • "auto" sign display for negative numbers only
  • "never" never display sign
  • "always" always display sign
  • "exceptZero" sign display for positive and negative numbers, but not zero
style
The formatting style to use , the default is "decimal".
  • "decimal" for plain number formatting.
  • "currency" for currency formatting.
  • "percent" for percent formatting
  • "unit" for unit formatting
unit
The unit to use in unit formatting, Possible values are core unit identifiers, defined in UTS #35, Part 2, Section 6. A subset of units from the full list was selected for use in ECMAScript. Pairs of simple units can be concatenated with "-per-" to make a compound unit. There is no default value; if the style is "unit", the unit property must be provided.
unitDisplay
The unit formatting style to use in unit formatting, the defaults is "short".
  • "long" (e.g., 16 litres)
  • "short" (e.g., 16 l)
  • "narrow" (e.g., 16l)
useGrouping
Whether to use grouping separators, such as thousands separators or thousand/lakh/crore separators. Possible values are true and false; the default is true.

The following properties fall into two groups: minimumIntegerDigits, minimumFractionDigits, and maximumFractionDigits in one group, minimumSignificantDigits and maximumSignificantDigits in the other. If at least one property from the second group is defined, then the first group is ignored.

minimumIntegerDigits
The minimum number of integer digits to use. Possible values are from 1 to 21; the default is 1.
minimumFractionDigits
The minimum number of fraction digits to use. Possible values are from 0 to 20; the default for plain number and percent formatting is 0; the default for currency formatting is the number of minor unit digits provided by the ISO 4217 currency code list (2 if the list doesn't provide that information).
maximumFractionDigits
The maximum number of fraction digits to use. Possible values are from 0 to 20; the default for plain number formatting is the larger of minimumFractionDigits and 3; the default for currency formatting is the larger of minimumFractionDigits and the number of minor unit digits provided by the ISO 4217 currency code list (2 if the list doesn't provide that information); the default for percent formatting is the larger of minimumFractionDigits and 0.
minimumSignificantDigits
The minimum number of significant digits to use. Possible values are from 1 to 21; the default is 1.
maximumSignificantDigits
The maximum number of significant digits to use. Possible values are from 1 to 21; the default is 21.

Examples

Basic usage

In basic use without specifying a locale, a formatted string in the default locale and with default options is returned.

let amount = 3500;

console.log(new Intl.NumberFormat().format(amount));
// → '3,500' if in US English locale

Decimal and percent formatting

let amount = 3500;

new Intl.NumberFormat('en-US', {style: 'decimal'}).format(amount); 
// → '3,500'
new Intl.NumberFormat('en-US', {style: 'percent'}).format(amount);
// → '350,000%'

Unit formatting

If the style is 'unit', a unit property must be provided. Optionally, unitDisplay controls the unit formatting.

let amount = 3500;

new Intl.NumberFormat('en-US', {style: 'unit', unit: 'liter'}).format(amount);
// → '3,500 L'

new Intl.NumberFormat('en-US', {style: 'unit', unit: 'liter', unitDisplay: 'long'}).format(amount); 
// → '3,500 liters'

Currency formatting

If the style is 'currency', a currency property must be provided. Optionally, currencyDisplay and currencySign control the unit formatting.

let amount = -3500;
new Intl.NumberFormat('en-US', {style: 'currency', currency: 'USD'}).format(amount); 
// → '-$3,500.00'

new Intl.NumberFormat('bn', {
  style: 'currency',
  currency: 'USD',
  currencyDisplay: 'name'
}).format(amount);
// →  '-3,500.00 US dollars'

new Intl.NumberFormat('bn', {
  style: 'currency', 
  currency: 'USD',
  currencySign: 'accounting' 
}).format(amount);
// →  '($3,500.00)'

Scientific, engineering or compact notations

Scientific and compact notation are represented by the notation option and can be formatted like this:

new Intl.NumberFormat('en-US', { notation: "scientific" }).format(987654321);
// → 9.877E8

new Intl.NumberFormat('pt-PT', { notation: "scientific" }).format(987654321);
// → 9,877E8

new Intl.NumberFormat('en-GB', { notation: "engineering" }).format(987654321);
// → 987.654E6

new Intl.NumberFormat('de', { notation: "engineering" }).format(987654321);
// → 987,654E6

new Intl.NumberFormat('zh-CN', { notation: "compact" }).format(987654321); 
// → 9.9亿

new Intl.NumberFormat('fr', {
  notation: "compact", 
  compactDisplay: "long"
}).format(987654321); 
// → 988 millions

new Intl.NumberFormat('en-GB', {
  notation: "compact",
  compactDisplay: "short" 
}).format(987654321);
// → 988M

Displaying signs

Display a sign for positive and negative numbers, but not zero:

new Intl.NumberFormat("en-US", {
    style: "percent",
    signDisplay: "exceptZero"
}).format(0.55);
// → '+55%'

Note that when the currency sign is "accounting", parentheses might be used instead of a minus sign:

new Intl.NumberFormat('bn', { 
  style: 'currency', 
  currency: 'USD', 
  currencySign: 'accounting',
  signDisplay: 'always'
}).format(-3500);

// → '($3,500.00)'

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Internationalization API (ECMA-402)
The definition of 'Intl.NumberFormat constructor' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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NumberFormat() constructorChrome Full support 24Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 29IE Full support 11Opera Full support 15Safari Full support 10WebView Android Full support 4.4Chrome Android Full support 25Firefox Android Full support 56Opera Android Full support 14Safari iOS Full support 10Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.5nodejs Full support 13.0.0
Full support 13.0.0
Partial support 0.12
Notes
Notes Before version 13.0.0, only the locale data for en-US is available by default. When other locales are specified, the NumberFormat instance silently falls back to en-US. To make full ICU (locale) data available for versions prior to 13, see Node.js documentation on the --with-intl option and how to provide the data.
compactDisplay optionChrome Full support 77Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 64Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 77Chrome Android Full support 77Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 55Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 12.0nodejs Full support 12.11.0
currencySign optionChrome Full support 77Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 64Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 77Chrome Android Full support 77Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 55Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 12.0nodejs Full support 12.11.0
notation optionChrome Full support 77Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 64Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 77Chrome Android Full support 77Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 55Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 12.0nodejs Full support 12.11.0
signDisplay optionChrome Full support 77Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 64Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 77Chrome Android Full support 77Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 55Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 12.0nodejs Full support 12.11.0
unit optionChrome Full support 77Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 64Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 77Chrome Android Full support 77Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 55Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 12.0nodejs Full support 12.11.0
unitDisplay optionChrome Full support 77Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 64Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 77Chrome Android Full support 77Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 55Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 12.0nodejs Full support 12.11.0

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