There are 2 main definitions of year on year in English:

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year on year 1

chiefly British As compared with the previous year: profits increased year on year
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  • Shipments were up 37 per cent year on year.
  • Year on year, she said the level of indebtedness has increased dramatically.
  • The party has fielded more candidates and received more of the vote year on year since 2001.
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There are 2 main definitions of year on year in English:

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year-on-year 2

adjective

(Of figures, prices, etc.) as compared with the corresponding ones from a year earlier: the monthly year-on-year growth rates [as adverb]: gross margins fell year-on-year
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  • They had a guarantee of year-on-year tax cuts, but abandoned it earlier this year.
  • Last week, year-on-year figures showed slight rises in street crime and burglaries.
  • If you are not able to disclose such statistics, can you give us the audience figures, year-on-year?

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