Column chart

Column charts display data as vertical bars. A feature of column charts allows for different data to be compared alongside one another. It is similar to bar charts, the difference being that bar charts have a horizontal representation of the data.

The column chart has the same options as a series. For an overview of the column chart options see the API reference.


Column charts can be used to make histogram charts by setting the padding between points and groups to 0.

plotOptions: {
column: {
pointPadding: 0,
borderWidth: 0,
groupPadding: 0,
shadow: false

Note that borderWidth and shadows are also turned off in the example so the columns do not overlap.

Stacked Column chart

An essential feature of column charts is to represent data as stacked columns. Read more about stacking charts.