Highcharts Waterfall Chart

In the previous chapters, we learned how to setup highcharts library and how to create a chart with required configurations using highcharts library in our webpage. Now, we will learn how to create a waterfall chart using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Waterfall Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a waterfall chart by setting the required chart properties using highcharts library.


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    <title>Highcharts Waterfall Chart</title>

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts-more.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/exporting.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(function() {

            Highcharts.chart('container', {

                chart: {

                    type: 'waterfall'


                title: {

                    text: 'Highcharts Waterfall'


                xAxis: {

                    type: 'category'


                yAxis: {

                    title: {

                        text: 'USD'



                legend: {

                    enabled: false


                tooltip: {

                    pointFormat: '<b>${point.y:,.2f}</b> USD'


                series: [{

                    upColor: Highcharts.getOptions().colors[2],

                    color: Highcharts.getOptions().colors[3],

                    data: [{

                        name: 'Start',

                        y: 120000

                    }, {

                        name: 'Product Revenue',

                        y: 569000

                    }, {

                        name: 'Service Revenue',

                        y: 231000

                    }, {

                        name: 'Positive Balance',

                        isIntermediateSum: true,

                        color: Highcharts.getOptions().colors[1]

                    }, {

                        name: 'Fixed Costs',

                        y: -342000

                    }, {

                        name: 'Variable Costs',

                        y: -233000

                    }, {

                        name: 'Balance',

                        isSum: true,

                        color: Highcharts.getOptions().colors[1]


                    dataLabels: {

                        enabled: true,

                        formatter: function() {

                            return Highcharts.numberFormat(this.y / 1000, 0, ',') + 'k';


                        style: {

                            fontWeight: 'bold'



                    pointPadding: 0







    <div id="container"></div>



If you observe the above example, we created a waterfall chart using highcharts library with required properties.


When we execute the above highcharts example, we will get the result like as shown below.


Highcharts Waterfall Chart Example Result


This is how we can create a waterfall chart using highcharts library with required properties.