### Enter Values

Original Value

New Value

### Calculated Percent Change

Percent Change

Difference

## How to Calculate Percent Change

Here's how to calculate percent change:

- Find the difference between the new value and the original value.
- Divide the difference by the absolute value of the original value.
- Multiply the result of step two by 100.

### Percent Change Formula

The formula for calculating percent change is:

Percent Change = ( New Value - Original Value ) / |Original Value| * 100

## Percent Change vs Percent Increase and Percent Decrease

Percent change can express a change in both directions,, whereas percent increase and percent decrease only go in one direction.

Example 1:

- 4 to 5 is a 25% change.
- 4 to 5 is a 25% increase.
- 4 to 5 is a -25% decrease.

Example 2:

- 5 to 4 is a -20% change.
- 5 to 4 is a -20% increase.
- 5 to 4 is a 20% decrease.