Microsoft Research and Development Expenses

Research and Development (R&D) expenses of Microsoft 2005-2021

Amounts are in millions.

YearMicrosoft R&D Expenses ($mn)
2021$20,716
2020$19,269
2019$16,876
2018$14,726
2017$13,037
2016$11,988
2015$12,046
2014$11,381
2013$10,411
2012$9,811
2011$9,043
2010$8,714
2009$9,010
2008$8,164
2007$7,121
2006$6,584
2005$6,097

2021: In fiscal 2021, the research and development expenses of Microsoft grew to $20.7 billion compared to $19.3 bilion in 2020. The company enjoyed solid growth in its revenues and net income in 2021 compared to the previous year where services drove most of the growth for the cloud technology and computing brand.

Microsoft's revenues grew to $168.09 billion in 2021 compared to $143 billion in 2020. Net income of the company grew to $61.3 billion in 2021 compared to $44.3 billion in 2020. Its revenues from services grew to $97 billion in 2021 from $75 billion in 2020. However, the revenues from products increased only slightly to $71 billion in 2021 from $68 billion in 2020.