# How do I calculate sales growth?

To figure out sales growth, you need to know sales from this year and last year. You are going to divide that number (this year minus last year) by sales last year. That will give you sales growth results.
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 1. Obtain data that shows a change in a quantity over time. All you need to calculate a basic growth rate are two numbers - one that represents a certain quantity's starting value http://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Growth-Rate