Sankey Diagram

Sankey diagrams are suitable to illustrate the data flow of categorical data.
The demo below visualizes the flow of the estimated US energy consumption in 2017.

Good to know


  • A sankey diagram is an appealing and stylish chart.
  • A sankey diagram offers a quick overview of the dataset.
  • A sankey diagramĀ“s compact shape makes it an effective chart to leverage in dashboards and small screens.


  • A sankey diagram can be complex to understand, particularly for a non-dataviz savvy audience.


A Sankey diagram can be accessible to suit visually impaired users. By using common sense to select the right colors and options to highlight nodes and links.


Learn more about how to create a Sankey diagram.