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How to average a range of data ignoring zero in Excel?

Normally, the Average function can help you to calculate the average of range including zeroes in Excel. But here, you want to exclude the zeroes when you apply the Average function. How could you ignore zeroes in an average calculation?

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Select Specific Cells (select cells/row/columns based on one or two criteria.)

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If you are using Excel 2007/2010/2013, this simple AVERAGEIF function can help you to solve this problem quickly and easily.

1. Enter this formula =AVERAGEIF(B2:B13,"<>0") in a blank cell besides your data, see screenshot:

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Note: In the above formula, B2:B13 is the range data that you want to average exclude zeroes, you can change it as your need. If there are blank cells in the range, this formula also average the data exclude the blank cells.

2. Then press Enter key, and you will get the result which has excluded zero values. See screenshot:

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Note: This formula will not take effect in Excel 2003, if you have Excel 2003, you should combine the Sum and Countif function, please apply the following formula: =SUM(B2:B13)/COUNTIF(B2:B13,">0").


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If you want to sum/average/count ignoring zero cells, you can apply Kutools for Excel's Select Specific Cells utility to select non-zero cells, and then view the calculation result in the Status bar.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the range you want to average, click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:
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2. In the popping dialog, check Cell option, and then choose Does not equal from first drop down list in Specific type section, and go to right textbox to enter 0. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, and all cells which are greater than 0 have been selected, and you can view the average, sum, count result in the Status bar. See screenshot:
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Tip. If you want to have a free trial of the Select Specific Cells function, please go to free download Kutools for Excel first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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    eddy · 3 months ago
    Hi Team,

    I am wondering what formula to use if I had say 6 cells of data. Two of the cells contained a '0' (Zero). I wanted to trim the lowest and the highest values to workout the average, however I only want one zero to be part of the average.
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      Sonny Cullo · 2 months ago
      Data in C3 to C7:

      =IF(COUNTIF(C2:C7,0)>0,(MAX(C2:C7)+SMALL(C2:C7,COUNTIF(C2:C7,0)+1))/3,MAX(C2:C7)+SMALL(C2:C7,COUNTIF(C2:C7,0)+1))
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      Sunny · 2 months ago
      Sorry eddy, I have not find a solution about your question.
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    Eddy · 3 months ago
    Hi Team,
    I am wondering what formula to use if I had say 6 cells of data. Two of the cells contained a '0' (Zero). I wanted to trim the lowest and the highest values to workout the average, however I only want one zero to not be part of the average.
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    Jane · 5 months ago
    thank you, I'm just a retiree keeping track of my solar production and electricity usage, now I don't have to wait until the end of the month for the averages to be correct
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    Cindy Carter · 9 months ago
    A MILLION THANK YOUS! I'm so glad someone figured this out.
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    Tom M. · 10 months ago
    I have been scratching my head trying to figure out how to find an average ignoring zeros. Here is where it is and it's so easy. THANK YOU!