# Forecast Monthly Run Rates

#### rk9716

##### New Member
I have monthly sales figures for the first two months of the year:

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I have used the run rate formula below to calculate where we will end the current month based on daily sales

=C3/C4*(EOMONTH(TODAY(),0)-EOMONTH(EDATE(TODAY(),-1),0))

Where C3 is my sales and C4 is the number of the days in the month as of today.

P3 26,323

What is the best formula to use to forecast/calculate the run rate for the next two months?

I have tried a couple of average formulas but of course they create the same average after the following months...

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