Definition of year-on-year in English:



  • (of figures, prices, etc.) as compared with the corresponding ones from a year earlier.

    ‘the monthly year-on-year growth rates’
    [as adverb] ‘gross margins fell year-on-year’
    • ‘But exam results dipped markedly in 2002 interrupting a period of year-on-year improvements.’
    • ‘Last week, year-on-year figures showed slight rises in street crime and burglaries.’
    • ‘Economists expect Hong Kong to witness positive growth in consumer prices on a year-on-year basis in the third quarter.’
    • ‘But the two big cash cows were comparatively steady, and Office-related profits actually fell year-on-year.’
    • ‘However, he admits that the year-on-year comparisons ‘will not look good’ for Dixons.’
    • ‘Adding to its weak image is a 10 per cent year-on-year drop in January and February operating profits.’
    • ‘If you are not able to disclose such statistics, can you give us the audience figures, year-on-year?’
    • ‘The 25 per cent year-on-year jump in revenues was also in line with expectations.’
    • ‘On the other hand, year-on-year increases were recorded for fuel and light, miscellaneous goods and transport.’
    • ‘One in 10 accidents was the result of a collision, a year-on-year increase of 5%.’
    • ‘Demand for ad space on the station's two channels has grown steadily year-on-year.’
    • ‘That said, it's worth bearing in mind that annual profits of fund managers can be very sensitive to year-on-year performance of the stock market.’
    • ‘From its beginnings in 1996, the council has had to make year-on-year enforced financial savings.’
    • ‘Anyone running a listed company knows that they have to deliver results year-on-year.’
    • ‘With the year-on-year increases in council tax, was it really 14 per cent again this year?’
    • ‘Those figures represent both year-on-year and sequential gains.’
    • ‘Intel reported revenue of $8.74 billion for the quarter - a 22 percent year-on-year rise.’
    • ‘The first quarter national accounts show year-on-year growth of 11.7 per cent.’
    • ‘It also points out that year-on-year comparisons are misleading, as far less money was spent on marketing in the more recent circulation period.’
    • ‘Both the revenue and profit increased six per cent year-on-year.’
    • ‘Labour will increase the minimum wage by 9 per cent year-on-year.’
    • ‘That is an 11 per cent increase on the previous quarter and a year-on-year increase of 43 per cent.’
    • ‘Growth had been expected to come down during the year, because of tougher year-on-year comparisons.’
    • ‘They had a guarantee of year-on-year tax cuts, but abandoned it earlier this year.’
    • ‘Turnover is increasing year-on-year and the next figures are expected to top £5 million for the first time.’