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May 8, 2024

In this article, we will explore what the percentage change formula is in Google Sheets. We will also show you how to calculate percentage change in Google Sheets. Simply follow the process below.

The percentage change formula in Google Sheets is used to calculate the percentage increase or decrease from one value to another. It is expressed as:

In Google Sheets, you don't necessarily need to multiply by 100, as the application can format the result as a percentage. So the formula can simply be:

Follow the steps below to easily calculate percentage change using a formula in Google Sheets.

Choose the original and new values for percentage change. For example, use 2022 and 2023 sales data in cells A2 and A3.

Input the formula =(New Value - Original Value) / Original Value in a new cell. Use cells A2 and A3 for 2020 and 2021 sales data.

Press Enter after typing the formula to calculate the percentage change. It will appear as a decimal.

Change the decimal result to a percentage by clicking the cell and then the "%" icon in the toolbar.

The decimal should now be converted into a percentage.

Fine-tune the display by adjusting the decimal places.

Use the increase or decrease decimal buttons in the toolbar.

Use the increase or decrease decimal buttons in the toolbar.

Extend the formula to other rows by dragging the fill handle down. This is useful for multiple data pairs.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to calculate percentage change in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to recover deleted sheets in Google Sheets or our article on how to set up Google Sheets cell padding.

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