Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart with Currency Values and Percent Change

Use this ‘Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart’ PowerPoint template to compare data between two periods side by side and show percent increase/decrease.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

In this chart template, percent increase / decrease is auto calculated using formulas.


Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart



How to use and edit this chart template

To edit this chart template, execute following steps.

  1. Right click on the chart to open chart menu. Click Edit Data. This will open the linked Excel sheet (see video below).
  2. Enter category data in column A, numeric data values for comparison period 1 in column B and numeric data values for comparison period 2 in column C. 
  3. The percentage increase/decrease between two periods is derived from numeric data using formulas.
  4. The template has data for 10 categories. Add or delete number of categories as required.
  5. Close the Excel sheet.
  6. If different, change currency from USD to currency of your country.
  7. Easily change data series values from currency to absolute numbers or percentages.
  8. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences.
  9. Modify the template for your own use case, industry or job function. Easily change, add or delete categories and corresponding data series, if you have more/less data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  10. File format: PPTX. This template is compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Use case example: Brand value comparison

The butterfly chart template above shows brand value of top 10 companies and compares them between two periods – 2017 and 2018. The chart also displays percent increase or decrease in brand value over the year 2017.

Brand values in US dollars are plotted on X-axis and categories (companies in this example) are plotted on Y-axis. The two periods/sub-categories/data series (2017 and 2018 in this example) are displayed side by side on either side of the categories for a quick comparison.


% Change = [ (Brand value in 2018 - Brand value in 2017) / Brand value in 2017] x 100

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