Arrow plot

Example of a Datawrapper arrow plot
Compare the numbers between two dates, like today and three years ago.
Create an arrow plot

Datawrapper arrow plots: Beautiful & responsive.

Group them, change their color, and adjust them to your needs.

Add a layer of meaning with color.

Lead the reader’s eye by highlighting your most important arrows – in Datawrapper, that’s just a few clicks.

And our arrow plots don’t even need a color key (although you can add it, if you want): We label your first arrow, so the explanation of what your arrow show appears right above them.

GIF of changing the colors of a Datawrapper arrow plot
Show your data with our flexible design options.

As soon as you upload your data, you will see a beautiful arrow plot – but every data set is different, and we want to help you communicate it best.

Sorting your arrows differently? Changing the position of your axis ticks? Showing values only at the beginning or end of your arrow? It’s all possible. Just click around until you’re happy.

Group arrows together.

Especially if you have lots of arrows in your chart, it can make sense to bring some order into them by grouping them – for example, by location or rating. Simply add a column with a different category, then click “Group by”.

Like all Datawrapper visualizations, our maps look beautiful on desktop devices, tablets, and smartphones.
Colorblind check
Benefit from our colorblindness simulator that automatically flags problematic colors. Learn more.
Flexible number formats
Want to show 3,200,000 as 3.2m? Or 0.3760483 as 0.38? Or 32.1 as 32%? Do so with two clicks.
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