Enter the initial value and the final value after decrease into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the total percent decrease.

## Percent Decrease Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate the percentage decrease of a value.

% Decrease = IV – FV / IV *100

- Where IV is the initial value
- FV is the final value
- % decrease is the percentage amount of decrease

## Percent Decrease Definition

A percent decrease is a total ratio of the reduction of a value from it’s initial value to some final value.

## Percent Decrease Example

How to calculate percent decrease

**First, determine the initial value.**Calculate or determine the initial value you are analyzing.

**Next, determine the final value.**Calculate the final value after the decrease.

**Calculate the percentage decrease**Using the initial and final values, calculate the percent decrease using the formula above.

## FAQ

**What is a percent decrease?**

A percent decrease is a mathematical way to represent how much a value has decrease over time. Percents are ratios of numbers multiplied by 100.