Meaning of “year to date” in the English Dictionary

"year to date" in Business English

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year to datenoun [ S ]

uk us written abbreviation YTD ACCOUNTING, FINANCE

the period from the beginning of the year (either a calendar year or a financial year) until the present time, used especially when talking about a company's sales, profits, etc.:

financial/fiscal year to date In the financial year to date, receipts were up 6.3%.
For the year to date, sales have fallen by 15.4%.
adjective [ before noun ]

The High-Yield Bond Portfolio had a year-to-date return of 1.75%.

Nationally, car sales are down about 3% year-to-date.

(Definition of “year to date” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)