By saying change %tage – we essentially mean that the percentage of increase or decrease of a number from its original value to a new value.
To calculate the increase percentage: First: get the difference (increase) between the two numbers you are comparing. Then: divide the increase by the original number and multiply the answer by 100.
If your answer is a negative number, then this is a percentage decrease.
Calculating Change % in MS Excel
Let’s understand how to calculate this in MS Excel.
Suppose we have a number ‘X’ which has changed to a new value called ‘Y’, then the change % would be calculated as under: