How to count / sum only positive or negative numbers in Excel?

Normally, it is easy for us to sum or count a range of data in a worksheet, but here, I want to count or sum positive or negative numbers only. Are there any effective ways for solving this problem?

Count only positive or negative numbers in a range with formulas

Sum only positive or negative numbers in a range with formulas


Count only positive or negative numbers in a range with formulas

Here, the COUNTIF function can help you quickly to count how many positive numbers or negative numbers in a range.

1. To count only the positive values, in a blank cell, please enter this formula =COUNTIF($A$1:$D$7,">0") into it, see screenshot:

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2. Then press Enter key, and all of the positive numbers have been counted and the result is shown in the cell. See screenshot:

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Notes:

1. If you want to count the number of negative values only, please apply this formula =COUNTIF($A$1:$D$7,"<0").

2. And in the above formula, A1:D7 is the data range that you want to use.


Sum only positive or negative numbers in a range with formulas

In Excel, the SUMIF function can help you to add up only the positive values or negative values. You can apply this formula as this:

1. Type this formula =SUMIF($A$1:$D$7,">0") into a blank cell, see screenshot:

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2. Then press Enter key, and just all of the positive numbers have been added up.

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Notes:

1. To sum all negative numbers only in a range, please use this formula =SUMIF($A$1:$D$7,"<0").

2. In the above formula, A1:D7 is the data range that you want to use.


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    Shiva · 1 years ago
    Thanks a lot!
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    Ferras · 2 years ago
    How to use the Countif formula to count Positive AND Negative values but exclude ZEROS from the counting?

    For example (data below):
    1
    3
    0
    -5
    0
    -1
    7

    The Total counting that I am expecting is equal to 5.

    I thought the formula should be like =COUNTIF(N18:N320,"<>0")
    But it is not working in the way that I imagined.
    Can anyone help please?

    Thanks,
    Fernando
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      Test · 4 months ago
      @Ferras,

      =(COUNTIF(N18:N320,">0")+COUNTIF(N18:N320,"<0"))

      Try it and let me know.
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      Eoin · 1 years ago
      =COUNTIF(N18:N320,"<>0").....Works for me
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    adnan · 4 years ago
    How can I add only the numbers that will give me 0?

    Thank you
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