# Help with forcasting

#### ljf101

##### New Member
Hi everyone
Can anybody help with this, I'm a complete excel rookie trying to show a rolling average forecast into 2005 (b9:g12) but want can other formula can I use to show the figures decreasing and not just averaging?

Thanks Lee
forecast.xls
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
2Cost/RevenueElementsJan04Feb04Mar04Apr04May04Jun04Jul04Aug04Sep04Oct04Nov04Dec04
3relief343,087.33-397,387.90-381,699.85-437,225.72-322,024.60-333,801.23-349,781.71-375,745.32-283,673.94-288,429.82-296,707.87-272,706.22-
4expense233,828.96-248,983.76-221,353.39-273,932.24-140,869.32-160,253.73-45,305.29-134,954.92-25,923.26-165,780.98-53,355.22-93,806.39-
5Profit109,258.37-148,404.14-160,346.46-163,293.48-181,155.28-173,547.50-395,087.00-240,790.40-257,750.68-122,648.84-243,352.65-178,899.83-
6Rollingaverage
7Cost/RevenueElementsJan05Feb05Mar05Apr05May05Jun05Jul-05Aug-05Sep-05Oct-05Nov-05Dec-05
8relief340,189.29-339,925.83-334,179.63-328,899.60-315,358.84-314,406.59-000000
9expense149,862.29-142,228.95-131,553.47-121,575.71-102,531.14-97,054.26-000000
10Profit197,877.89-205,934.21-211,687.21-217,391.74-224,154.02-230,296.70-000000
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#### Oaktree

##### MrExcel MVP
Lee:

I'm a little confused. By "rolling average", how many months do you want to average? (e.g. January 2005 = the average of the 3? prior months).

What do you mean by "to show the figures decreasing and not just averaging"?

Also, as a suggestion, your data will be easier to manipulate, particularly with rolling averages, if you have both years side by side (e.g. put B8 into N3 etc.)

#### ljf101

##### New Member
I have figures for the whole of 2004 and I want to show a forcast of say 5 months into 2005 of these figures droping but if I show an average (which I think I've done) the figures in 2005 will not be any lower.
Also Point taken, I do have 2004 and 2005 all on the same rows but I thought it would be easier to see on the message board.

Lee

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