If you need to calculate the percentage change between two values in Excel, you can use a formula that divides the change itself by the "old" value. A classic example would be to calculate the percentage between sales last month and sales this month.
How the formula works
In the example, the active cell contains this formula:
In this case, Excel first calculates the difference between the values (the actually change in sales) then divides that result by the original, or "old" value to get the decimal value -0.3435:
Note: you must format the result using Percentage number format to display the final result as -34%
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