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Microsoft's expenditure on research and development 2002-2020

Microsoft’s research and development expenditure amounted to around 19.3 billion U.S. dollars in its 2020 fiscal year, a record high. Microsoft ranks the second among software and computer service companies worldwide in terms of R&D spend, behind only Google’s parent company Alphabet.

Microsoft Corporation

One of the most successful tech companies worldwide, Microsoft, together with its most famous product, the Windows operating system, has long been a household name. The company’s fiscal year 2019 not only witnessed a record spending for R&D, but also a record high in terms of annual sales – Microsoft brought in 125.84 billion U.S. dollars in net sales that year, proving that their businesses are stronger than ever, after years of continued success.

Diverse businesses

Some of the Microsoft’s major business ventures include the above-mentioned Windows operating system, its software packages such as Microsoft Office, its lines of consumer electronics, as well as newer offerings such as cloud computing capabilities. Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment, which include products such as the Office 365 and LindedIn, brought in around 41.2 billion U.S. dollars in the 2019 fiscal year.

Microsoft's expenditure on research and development from 2002 to 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

Fiscal years 2002 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The Microsoft fiscal year ends on June 30 of the respective year.

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