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MS Excel: PRODUCT Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel PRODUCT function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel PRODUCT function multiplies the numbers and returns the product.


The syntax for the PRODUCT function in Microsoft Excel is:

PRODUCT( number1, number2, ... number_n )

Parameters or Arguments

number1, number2, ... number_n
The numbers to multiply together. There can be up to 30 numbers entered.

Applies To

The PRODUCT function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The PRODUCT function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel PRODUCT function examples and explore how to use the PRODUCT function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following PRODUCT examples would return:

Result: 12

=PRODUCT(A1, A2, A3)
Result: 54

=PRODUCT(A1, A2, A3, A4)
Result: -366.12

=PRODUCT(A1, A2, A3, A4, -2)
Result: 732.24