Category Archives: Marimekko

Mekko chart of points scored by top 5 NBA scorers

The Mekko chart below shows the total points scored by the current top 5 NBA scorers. The width of each column is proportional to the number of points the player scored. The segments show how the points were scored. Steph Curry has a significant lead over the others.

The labels of the segments show the absolute contribution as well as the percent contribution by the specific type of shot. In addition, two data rows are used to show the number of games the player has played as well as the points scored per game.

Marimekko chart of top 5 leading NBA scorers

Mekko chart showing points scored by top 5 leading NBA scorers

This Marimekko chart was created using the Aploris PowerPoint plug-in on a Mac with Office 2016.

Mekko chart showing World Cup finals appearances and wins

The Mekko chart (otherwise known as the Marimekko chart) below shows FIFA World Cup finals wins and appearances. The width of the column is proportional to the number of world cup appearances a country has had in the final games. The segments in each column illustrate the number or wins and losses (win percentage).  While Germany has one more finals appearance, Brazil has won the cup one more time.

We rotated the column labels to allow the country names to fit neatly.  In addition, we use a data row to share the last time the country won the World Cup.

Mekko chart of World Cup finals appearances

Mekko chart highlighting World Cup wins and finals appearances

This Mekko chart was built on a Mac using Aploris and Office 2016.

Mekko chart showing billion dollar startups by geography

The Marimekko or Mekko chart below takes another look the current billion dollar start ups. Instead of looking at industries as in a previous post, here we look at geographies.

Each column in the Marimekko chart represents a geography and each segment in a column is a startup. The area of each startup is proportional to its valuation. The United States represents over 60% of the total valuation of these startups.

Markimekko chart showing valuations of startups by geograhy

Mekko chart of billion dollar startups across different geographies

This Marimekko chart was built using Aploris on Office for Mac 2016.

Mekko chart showing billion dollar startup valuations across verticals

The Mekko chart/Marimekko chart below shows valuations of large startups across different verticals. Each vertical is defined as a column with the width proportional to the sum of the values of all the startups in the vertical. Each segment is a startup with its area proportional to valuation.

Uber has the largest valuation at $51B closely followed by Xiaomi valued at $46B. This data is from Wall Street Journal and valid as of November 2015. Excludes startups that have gone public.

Mekko chart mapping startup valuations across verticals

Mekko chart or Marimekko chart mapping billion dollar startups across industries

Mekko chart showing Star Wars franchise revenue

The Mekko chart or Marimekko chart below shows all the revenue the Star Wars franchise makes across its different product lines. Surprisingly toys and not movies represent the bulk of sales.

The width of each column in the Mekko chart is proportional to the revenue that the product line makes compared to the total sales. Within each column the segment height represents the percent of sales that segment provides to the column/product line. For example, The Phantom Menace represents roughly 20% of all movie sales.

Mekko chart of total Star Wars revenue

Mekko chart explaining total Star Wars franchise revenue

Mekko chart showing the largest public airlines

The Mekko chart below shows sales for the largest public airlines. The airlines are grouped in columns based on the location of their headquarters. American Airlines is the largest with $43B in sales. With the Mekko, or often referred to as the Marimekko, users can use the area of each segment to compare the relative sizes of each airline.

Mekko chart of largest airlines

Mekko chart showing sales for the largest public airlines globally

Mekko chart showing the highest grossing movie franchises

The Mekko chart or Marimekko chart below shows the gross revenue for the top 10 movie franchises. The chart splits the revenue from US and international sources. The width of each column is proportional to the total revenue and the height of each segment represents the percent of the revenue attributed to the defined source (US or international).  In addition, a data row is used to highlight the number of movies in each franchise.

Mekko chart of top movie franchises

Mekko or Markimekko chart showing the top 10 highest growing movie franchises

The Mekko/Marimekko chart is a popular chart option in Aploris. You can select it when first creating a chart and Aploris will provide a sample template that you can edit.

Mekko showing number of World Series appearances by franchise

The Mekko chart below shows the number of wins and losses for franchises with the most World Series appearances. The width of each segment is proportional to the number of appearances and the height of the lower segment helps compare the percent of times the teams won.

In addition, a data row was used to indicate when the team last won the World Series.

Mekko chart showing wins and losses for teams with most modern World Series appearances

Mekko chart showing wins and losses for teams with most modern World Series appearances

This Marimekko chart was created using Aploris for Mac.