Butterfly Chart with Numeric Values and Percentage Change

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Chart Type
Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart
Use For
You can customize this Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart for any report where you need to;

compare two data series sharing same parameters side by side and show percentage increase/decrease.

Key Features

Percentage increase/decrease between two parameters is derived from numeric data using formulas.

  • Pre-built data setup with comments, so that you don’t have to spend time figuring out how to setup data correctly.
  • Uncluttered charts with professional formatting and styles that automatically adopt to your data, so that you don’t have to find, learn and fine tune tens of hidden settings.
  • Out-of-box single/dual axis charts for numeric, percentage and currency data, with pre-placed data labels, legends and offbeat markers for engaging presentations.
  • Fully functional data chart with real world data.


The butterfly chart template above shows product sales numbers of ten products and compares them between two period. The chart also displays percent increase or decrease over previous period.

Numeric values are plotted on X-axis and categories (products in this example) are plotted on Y-axis. The two sub-categories/data series (last year and this year) are displayed side by side on either side of the categories for a quick comparison.

Also see Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart with Percentage Values


% Change = [ (Sales in this year – Sales in previous year) / Sales in previous year ] x 100

Chart Data

To edit chart data, 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 parameter 1 in column B and numeric data values for parameter 2 in column C.
  3. Close the Excel sheet.

Video Demo

The following video shows how you can easily edit data and customize the PowerPoint chart template in minutes, for any report or data analysis presentation, irrespective of industry or job function.


Modern 16:9 aspect ratio. You can easily change to 4:3 aspect ratio, or resize to any dimension.
100% editable and fully customizable. You can edit data, change text and fonts, apply your custom brand colors. Basically, you can edit and  customize every chart element.
File Format:

PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Instant access and download. Can be saved as PDF, PNG, JPG to insert in MS Word or in other documents or to use on websites and blogs.
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