[Spot/Fiat - PNL Calculation] Impossible to reproduce Binance "Spot Profit & Loss Analysis" Calculation


Introduction of the problem

For the need of a professional project, i have to reproduce the exact calculation (~$1 variation) from Binance “Spot Profit & Loss Analysis” page.

The formula given on this page is:
Daily PNL = Daily final asset in spot account - Initial asset at 00:00:00 UTC - Net transfer and deposit

But no matter what I try, I’m unable to obtain the values given on the Binance website P&L with the API.


I have assets in:

  • BTC
  • ETH
  • BNB
  • USDT

I’m trading on:


For a day with no order/trade, no deposit and no withdraw, my program give me the following datas:
I included the timestamp that can be verified here: epochconverter. com

INFO At 2021-08-17 00:00:00 [TS: 1629158400000], for BTC / USDT price was 45901.30000000 and volume was 0.0429570000
INFO At 2021-08-17 00:00:00 [TS: 1629158400000], for ETH / USDT price was 3147.18000000 and volume was 0.0021600000
INFO At 2021-08-17 00:00:00 [TS: 1629158400000], for BNB / USDT price was 415.72000000 and volume was 3.1028793300
INFO USDT / USDT: Volume was 1421.2190474600

INFO At 2021-08-17 23:59:59.999000 [TS: 1629244799999], for BTC / USDT price was 44695.95000000 and volume was 0.0429570000
INFO At 2021-08-17 23:59:59.999000 [TS: 1629244799999], for ETH / USDT price was 3011.72000000 and volume was 0.0021600000
INFO At 2021-08-17 23:59:59.999000 [TS: 1629244799999], for BNB / USDT price was 401.80000000 and volume was 3.1028793300
INFO USDT / USDT: Volume was 1421.2190474600

So far, we have this values.

Open value BTC/USDT: 45901.30000000 * 0.0429570000
Open value ETH/USDT: 3147.18000000 * 0.0021600000
Open value BNB/USDT: 415.72000000 * 3.1028793300
Open value USDT/USDT: 1.000* 1421.2190474600

Close value BTC/USDT: 44695.95000000 * 0.0429570000
Close value ETH/USDT: 3011.72000000 * 0.0021600000
Close value BNB/USDT: 401.80000000 * 3.1028793300
Close value USDT/USDT: 1.000* 1421.2190474600

So when I try to do a manual calculation:

P&L = Close value Assets - Open Value Assets

P&L = ( Close value BTC/USDT + Close value ETH/USDT + Close value BNB/USDT + Close value USDT/USDT) - (Open value BTC/USDT + Open value ETH/USDT + Open value BNB/USDT + Open value USDT/USDT)

P&L =
((44695.95 * 0.042957)+(3011.72 * 0.00216)+(401.80 * 3.10287933)+(1.000* 1421.21904746)) - ((45901.30 * 0.042957)+(3147.180 * 0.002160)+(415.720 * 3.102879330)+(1.000* 1421.2190474600))

P&L= −95.262893824

And here is the result from binance:
Screenshot from 2021-08-18 18-17-21

Today is the same:

  • -19.6046472603$ for my calculation.
  • -11.94$ for Binance.


I’ve tried everything, but no matter what parameter I tried to manage, I have ALWAYS a 5-10% difference.
I know I must have missed something, but an employee from Binance could not resolve my problem too when discussed on telegram.

Why there is no route to get daily P&L ?

Anyone ever achieved this ? I seems to be the only one struggling (or interested) with this.

Or someone at Binance could check my Data if they are correct ?

Thanks in advance.


I have a program in python with the python Binance library python-binance
python-binance . readthedocs . io/en/latest/).

Here is the flow:

  • At 00:01:00 UTC everyday, I save my account balance in Database.
  • When I need to calculate P&L:
    • First for each Pair
      • I use the route /api/v3/klines with 1 day as interval to retrieve the price of my asset (I.E: BTC/USDT at 00:00:00 UTC and 23:59:99 99999 UTC)
      • I get one I use the 2nd and 5th field (index 1 and 4) of the single kline that Binance APi send back.
      • I calculate the difference between my assets values
    • Then I sums the differences for each pair.

My function to calculate P&L for the day

    # Retrieving open and close balances in Database
        open_balance = balances.get(date=start.date())
        close_balance = balances.get(date=end.date())
    except Exception as e:
        raise e

    # Retrieving open and close price
    # https://binance-docs.github.io/apidocs/spot/en/#kline-candlestick-data
    opening_price = Decimal(kline[1])
    closing_price = Decimal(kline[4])

    # Computing open and close assets values with assets balance volumes at open and close time
    open_value = opening_price * open_balance.base_volume
    close_value = closing_price * close_balance.base_volume

    return {
        'Open': opening_price,
        'Close': closing_price,
        'PriceDiff': float(closing_price - opening_price),
        'OpenValue': float(open_value),
        'CloseValue': float(close_value),
        'ValueDiff': float(close_value - open_value)

My loop for P&L for each day (even if it’s not necessary with the example above).

    day = start_date
    day_after = start_date + timedelta(days=1)
    i = 0
    pair_pnl = {}

        while day_after <= end_date:
            # Retrieving daily values for current pair
            pair_daily_pln = pair_pnl_for_day(balances, klines[i], day, day_after, euro)
            if pair_daily_pln is None:
                raise "calculate_pair_pnl: daily_pnl_for_pair returned None"

            # Adding daily values to the dict with date as key
            pair_pnl[day.strftime('%Y-%m-%d')] = pair_daily_pln

            # Moving one day forward
            i += 1
            day, day_after = day_after, day_after + timedelta(days=1)
    except Exception as e:
        print(f"When dealing with pair {pair.symbol}: {e}", e)
        raise e
    return pair_pnl

I also need this. I hope binance official reply to this

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I believe you are not considering the fees in your results, which explains the gap between what you have in your program and what is displayed in Binance.