In terms of calculation, * MS Excel *provides many opportunities to make our calculation process simple and efficient. In this article, I will show you how to calculate the growth percentage formula using

*.*

**Excel****Table of Contents**hide

**Download the Practice Workbook**

**Calculating Growth Percentage in Excel**

For calculating growth percentage in * Excel,* we must have at least two values. For instance, if we have two numbers, then to find the percentage increment, we will first determine the difference between two numbers and then divide the acquired value with a shorter number among both values. After that, we will get the answer in decimal. Then to convert this value into a percentage, we need to click on the

**%**symbol located in the

*menu’s*

**Home***section in*

**Number***.*

**Excel**The syntax is something like this:

**(Difference / Total) *100 = Percentage**

But in * MS Excel*, we do not need to multiply

*. Instead, we can use this formula to find out the percentage:*

**100****Difference / Total = Percentage**

But here, we will discuss the growth percentage calculation in * Excel*. For this, we can use the following formula:

**= Total Amount * (1 + %) **or

**= ( Current Value / Previous Value) – 1** or

**= ( Current Value – Previous Value) / Previous Value**

**Five Easy Ways to Calculate Growth Percentage with Excel Formula**

In this article, we will discuss * 5* ways to calculate the growth percentage formula in

*. Firstly, we will get the percentage increase between the two numbers. Secondly, we will evaluate percentage growth with a specific percentage. Then, we will try to find out the original price from percentage growth. After that, we will calculate the percentage increase on yearly basis. Finally, we will calculate the final annual growth.*

**Excel**### 1. Calculating Growth Percentage Between Two Numbers in Excel

To show this process, let’s assume we have a dataset of products with sales records for the last two years. Now we will find out the **sales increase in percentages** between these two years using the below formula:

**= (Current Sales / Previous Sales) – 1**

**Steps:**

- Firstly, select the first cell
**E5**of**Increase of Sale****s**and enter the following formula:

`=(D5/C5)-1`

- Hit
.**Enter**

- Then, copy down the formula up to
.**E10**

- After that
**,**right click on it and select**Format Cells.** - Consequently, a prompt will appear on the screen.

- From the prompt, first, select the
**Percentage**option under.**Category** - Then, you could change the
of the percentage.**Decimal places** - Finally, click
.**OK**

- As a result, all the values on the
**E**column will be converted into percentages.

**Note:**

You can convert the values easily using the following steps:

- Go to
**Home**Tab. - Go to the
**Number**section and select the**%**option. **Increase or decrease**the**decimal places**by clicking that option.

### 2. Calculating Growth Percentage Increased by a Specific Percentage in Excel

Here I will show the same growth percentage techniques where a specific percentage will increase it. For this, I will be using the formula below:

**= Total Amount * (1+Specific Percentage (%))**

For this, let’s consider a data set of a **product list** and its **price**. Now we will calculate the cost of each product after **15% VAT**.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, enter the following formula in the
column’s first cell**D****D5****.**

`=C5*(1+15%)`

- Then, hit the
button.**Enter**

- Consequently, we will get a
increase.**15%** - Then, copy down the formula for the other cells up to
**D10****.**

### 3. Calculating Original Price by Using Growth Percentage

To get the original price or value from any percent change, we can get help from * Excel*. Let’s assume we have to extract the original value from any given dataset where products are listed with their percent change and current price. Using the following formula, we will calculate the original price:

**= Current Price / ( Percent + 1 )**

**Steps:**

- To begin with, enter the formula below in cell
**E5**,

`=D5/(C5+1)`

- Then, hit
**Enter**.

- As a result, you will get all the
**Original Prices**of each product. - Then, copy down the formula up to
**E10.**

**4. Calculating Growth Percentage Between Yearly Total Sales Data in Excel**

Now for describing this method, let’s consider a product dataset with its yearly total sales**.** I will show how to calculate the growth percentage between yearly total sales data in * Excel* using the same formula used in

**method 1,**but it will be

**row-wise**. The formula will be:

**= (Current Sales / Previous Sales ) – 1**

**Steps:**

- To start with, insert the formula below in the second cell
**D6**of the**Growth****Percentage**column

`=(C6-C5)/C5`

- Hit
.**Enter**

- As a result, we will get the yearly growth percentage for the year
**2013-14.** - Finally, move the cursor down to the
cell to autofill the cells.**D9**

- After that, upon selecting the cells go to the
tab.**Home** - Then, select the
sign under the**%**option.**Number**

- Consequently, all the values will be in a percentage format.

**5. Calculating Final Annual Growth**

In business, we need to calculate final or annual growth to measure development progress every year. * Excel* helps us in this way also. I will show you how to calculate the final gain by using the growth percentage in Excel.

Let’s have data on the yearly sales of any company. Now we will calculate the annual growth rate in percentage. We can calculate the final growth in **two ways.**

**Calculating Final Compound Annual Growth Rate in Excel****Calculating Final Average Annual Growth Rate in Excel**

#### 5.1 Calculating Compound Annually Final Growth Rate in Excel

Here I will calculate the final compound annual growth rate using this formula.

**=((End Value/Start Value)^(1/Periods) -1**

**Steps:**

- Firstly, type the following formula in the
**E**cell,**5**

`=(C10/C5)^(1/(6-1))-1`

- Then, press
.**Enter**

- As a result, we will get the annual final growth percentage. But not in a percentage format.

- Then, we will calculate and show the result in percentage.
- To do that, first, go to the
tab.**Home** - Choose the
sign under the**%**option.**Number**

- Consequently, we will get the annual growth rate in a percentage format.

#### 5.2 Calculating Average Annually Final Growth Rate in Excel

Consider the same example above, but here we will calculate the average annually final growth rate using the below formula:

**= (Last Value – First Value) / First Value**

Finally, we will use * the AVERAGE function *to calculate the average value of all the years.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, we will calculate the Average Growth Rate in the
column using this formula below in cell**D****D6:**

`=(C6-C5)/C6`

- Then, hit
.**Enter**

- Consequently, we will get the percent growth rate by year.
- Then, lower the cursor down to autofill the rest of the cells.
- As a result, we will get the annual growth values not in percentage form.

- Then, go to the
tab.**Home** - From the
**Number**, option selects thesign.**%** - As a result, we will get all the values in a percentage format.

- After that, select the
cell and write the following formula,**F5**

`=AVERAGE(D6:D10)`

- Then, hit
.**Enter**

- As a result, we will get the average annual growth percentage rate.

## How to Calculate Percentage Decrease in Excel

The percent decrease is the amount decreased from the initial value. This is the same as the percent increase that we discussed earlier. But in this case, the initial value is greater than the final value.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, select the
cell and write the following formula down,**E5**

`=(D5/C5)-1`

- Then, hit
.**Enter**

- Consequently, we will get a percent decrease in the year
and it will not be in a percentage form.**2020** - Now, move the cursor to autofill the rest of the cells.

- Then, upon selecting all the data, go to the
tab.**Home** - From there, select the
sign under the**%**option.**Number**

- As a result, all the data will be transformed into percentage formats.

**Conclusion**

Thus, we can calculate growth or increment percentage formula in * Excel *most efficiently and perfectly. Here I have discussed every formula and its implementation. I have also provided a downloadable file for practicing and better understanding.

Thanks for sharing. Very informative article.