Stacked Column Chart with 2 Y-Axis for Numeric and Percent Values

Use this stacked column chart with two stacks PowerPoint template to show contribution of a sub-category to main category and its composition.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

Type

Stacked Column Chart

Function

Composition, Comparison, Proportions

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 categories in column A. They are plotted on X-axis.
  3. Enter variable 1 data for first stack in column B.
  4. Enter variable 2 data for second stack in column C.
  5. Percent contribution of second stack to the total is derived from absolute values. The percentage values are plotted on secondary Y-axis.
  6. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  7. Close the Excel sheet.
  8. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  9. Easily change Y-axis values from currency to absolute numbers or percentages.
  10. Easily change currency symbol from USD to any other currency symbol.
  11. 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.
  12. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2013 and above.

Use case example: Revenue from new products

The above example plots total monthly revenue of an organization with revenue from new products segregated using a stack, indicated by green color.

This chart uses 2 Y-axis. The revenue amounts are plotted on primary Y-axis and percent contribution of new products is plotted on secondary Y-axis. 

This chart template is particularly helpful in comparing total category value, represented by height of each stacked column as well as highlighting how a sub-category contributes to the main category, represented by both – height as well color differentiation of the sub-category.  

The combination of numeric and percent values helps in quickly identifying the cumulative quantum in absolute terms as well as individual portion in percentage terms.

Also see bar of pie chart for contribution of each product to total revenue.

Formula

% Revenue from New Products = [ Revenue from new products / (Revenue from existing products + Revenue from new products) ] x 100

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