How to Calculate Total Percentage in Excel (5 Ways)

A percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. Today, in this tutorial, I will be showing how you can calculate the total percentage in Excel and will apply the SUM and the SUMIF function to make our calculation easier.


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5 Suitable Ways to Calculate Total Percentage in Excel

Let look at our datasheet that has been given in the screenshot. In our dataset, Some Product Names, their Order, and Delivery along with their Price have been given in Column B, Column C, Column D, and Column E respectively. Now, we calculate how many percentages of the Products have been delivered.

How to Calculate total percentage in Excel


1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

First, we will calculate the percentage of delivering Apple. For this, Let’s follow the instructions:

Step 1:

  • First, select cell F5 and type the formula in Formula Bar. the formula is:

=(D5/C5)

1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

  • Now, press Enter and you will get the ratio of products is 0.90

1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

  • After that, we will convert this ratio into a percentage. For this go to
    Home → Number Ribbon → Percentage

1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

  • Now, our ratio turns into a percentage and it becomes 90%.

1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

Step 2:

  • After that, place your Cursor on the Bottom-Left on cell F5 and a Plus sign(+) pops up and press the Left-Click on your Mouse and drag it downward.

1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

  • Finally, you will be able to calculate the percentage between Column D and Column C.

1. Calculate Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Column

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2. Find Out the Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Row

After calculating the percentage between Column D and Column C, now we will calculate the percentage according to Row. Let’s say, we will calculate the change of the Price of Product between March and April in terms of percentage. Let’s follow the steps:

Step 1:

  • First of all, select cell D6.

2. Find Out the Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Row

  • Now, type the formula of percentage in the Formula bar. The formula is:
=(C6-C5)/C6

Find Out the Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Row

  • After typing the formula in the Formula Bar, press Enter on your keyboard and you will get the change of the Product’s Price -11.11% that means the price is decreasing.

2. Find Out the Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Row

Step 2:

  • Similarly, you’ll get the change of Product’s Price in terms of percentage.

2. Find Out the Total Percentage in Excel Between Two Row

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3. Increase or Decrease of Value by Using the Total Percentage in Excel

In this method, we’ll calculate the Product’s Price change in February after ending January month. Let’s say, the price of Apple is $500.00 in January and $450.00 in February. To calculate the decreasing price of Apple in terms of percentage, follow the steps:

Step 1:

  • First, select cell E5 and type the formula in the Formula Bar. The formula is
=(D5-C5)/D5

Increase or Decrease of Value by Using the Total Percentage in Excel

  • After typing the formula in the Formula Bar, press Enter on your keyboard. After that, you will get the change of Apple’s price is -11.11%. A negative sign before the percentage means that the Apple price is decreasing.

Increase or Decrease of Value by Using the Total Percentage in Excel

Step 2:

  • Now, place your Cursor on the Bottom-Left on Cell E5 and a Plus sign(+) pops up and press the Left-Click on your Mouse and drag it downward.

Increase or Decrease of Value by Using the Total Percentage in Excel

  • After following these steps, you’ll get the total percentage of the products. In our last screenshot, a negative percentage means the price of products is decreasing otherwise the price is increasing.

Increase or Decrease of Value by Using the Total Percentage in Excel

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4. Apply the SUM Function to Calculate Total Percentage in Excel

Now, we’ll calculate the percentage of Apple from the total order. For that, first, we determine the total order by using the SUM Function. Then we can easily get Apple’s order from the total order. Let’s follow the steps:

Step 1:

  • First of all, type the SUM Function in cell C12. The SUM function is
=SUM(C5:C11)
  • Where Cell C5 to C11 is the order number of the product.

Apply the SUM Function to Calculate Total Percentage in Excel

  • After that, press Enter on your keyboard, and SUM Function returns the result and the result is 280 which is the sum of the order number in Cell C12.

Apply the SUM Function

Step 2:

  • Now, go to cell E5 and type another formula in the Formula Bar. The formula will be in the Formula Bar
=C5/$C$12

Apply the SUM Function

  • Look at the above formula, in the denominator we are using the Dollar sign($) which means cell C12 is an absolute reference.
  • Again, press Enter on your keyboard, and you’ll get 86% as the percentage of Apple’s order from the total number of orders.

Apply the SUM Function

  • Similarly, you can calculate the percentage of others products.

Apply the SUM Function


5. Use the SUMIF Function to Calculate Total Percentage in Excel

In the above method, we learn how to calculate percentages by using the SUM Function. Let us have several rows for the same product and we want to know what part of the total is made by all orders of that particular product. In this case, we can use the SUMIF function to calculate the percentage of the particular product. Let’s follow the Steps:

  • First, select cell F5.

Use the SUMIF Function

  •  In cell F5, type the SUMIF function. The SUMIF function is:
=SUMIF(B5:B11, F4, C5:C11)
  • After typing the formula, divide it by the total order number that has been calculated in the previous method.

Use the SUMIF Function

  • After that, press Enter on your keyboard, and the function returns the percentage of Apple and Apple’s order is 30.36% from all ordered products.

Use the SUMIF Function


Things to Remember

👉 You can calculate percentages manually. For this type, the manual formula is in the Formula Bar.

👉 Apply the SUM function and SUMIF function to calculate the total percentage. The SUM function is, =SUM(C5:C11) and the SUMIF function is, =SUMIF(B5:B11, F4, C5:C11)


Conclusion

I hope all of the suitable methods mentioned above to calculate the total percentage will now provoke you to apply them in your Excel spreadsheets with more productivity. You are most welcome to comment if you have any questions or queries.


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Md. Abdur Rahim Rasel

Md. Abdur Rahim Rasel

Hi! I'm Md. Abdur Rahim Rasel. Welcome to my Profile. Currently, I am working and doing research on Microsoft Excel and here I will be posting articles related to this. I have completed my graduation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering(NAME) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET). I have a passion for learning new things with my knowledge through perseverance and hard work.

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