Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart with Percentage Values

Use this ‘Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart’ PowerPoint template to compare two data series sharing same parameters side by side.

Chart Template for PowerPoint


Butterfly / 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, corresponding percentage data values for comparison 1 in column B and percentage data values for comparison 2 in column C. 
  3. The template has data for 10 categories. Add or delete number of categories as required.
  4. Close the Excel sheet.
  5. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences.
  6. 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.
  7. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Use case example: Bifurcation of footfall in stores

The butterfly chart in above example compares percentage of men and women footfalls in stores across ten locations of a retail store chain.

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

See Butterfly Chart / Tornado Chart with Numeric Values and Percent Change

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