Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Study the bar chart and answer the question based on it.

Production of Fertilizers by a Company (in 1000 tonnes) Over the Years

4. 

In which year was the percentage increase in production as compared to the previous year the maximum?

[A]. 2002
[B]. 2001
[C]. 1997
[D]. 1996

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The percentage increase in production compared to previous year for different years are:

In 1996 = [ (40 - 25) x 100 ] % = 60%.
25

In 1997 = [ (60 - 40) x 100 ] % = 50%.
40

In 1998 there is a decrease in production.

In 1999 = [ (65 - 45) x 100 ] % = 44.44%.
45

In 2000 there is a decrease in production.

In 2001 = [ (75 - 50) x 100 ] % = 50%.
50

In 2002 = [ (80 - 75) x 100 ] % = 6.67%.
75

Clearlyl, there is maximum percentage increase in production in 1996.


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