Alibaba Research and Development Expenses 2011-2020 | BABA

Alibaba annual/quarterly research and development expenses history and growth rate from 2011 to 2020. Research and development expenses can be defined as an expense arising from studies and product development processes.
  • Alibaba research and development expenses for the quarter ending December 31, 2020 were $2.086B, a 31.11% increase year-over-year.
  • Alibaba research and development expenses for the twelve months ending December 31, 2020 were $7.927B, a 32.71% increase year-over-year.
  • Alibaba annual research and development expenses for 2020 were $6.085B, a 9.09% increase from 2019.
  • Alibaba annual research and development expenses for 2019 were $5.578B, a 53.75% increase from 2018.
  • Alibaba annual research and development expenses for 2018 were $3.628B, a 46.35% increase from 2017.
Alibaba Annual Research and Development Expenses
(Millions of US $)
2020 $6,085
2019 $5,578
2018 $3,628
2017 $2,479
2016 $2,138
2015 $1,720
2014 $821
2013 $604
2012 $454
2011 $308
2010 $166
Alibaba Quarterly Research and Development Expenses
(Millions of US $)
2020-12-31 $2,086
2020-09-30 $2,834
2020-06-30 $1,569
2020-03-31 $1,438
2019-12-31 $1,591
2019-09-30 $1,530
2019-06-30 $1,526
2019-03-31 $1,326
2018-12-31 $1,295
2018-09-30 $1,218
2018-06-30 $1,739
2018-03-31 $1,204
2017-12-31 $967
2017-09-30 $764
2017-06-30 $693
2017-03-31 $623
2016-12-31 $636
2016-09-30 $620
2016-06-30 $600
2016-03-31 $529
2015-12-31 $579
2015-09-30 $507
2015-06-30 $523
2015-03-31 $487
2014-12-31 $497
2014-09-30 $421
2014-06-30 $315
2013-12-31 $279
2013-09-30
2013-03-31
2012-03-31
2011-03-31
2010-03-31
Sector Industry Market Cap Revenue
Retail/Wholesale Internet Commerce $646.891B $71.985B
Alibaba Group Holding Limited operates online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. It provides technology and services to enable consumers, merchants, and other participants to conduct commerce in its ecosystem. The Company operates Taobao Marketplace, an online shopping destination; Tmall, a third-party platform for brands and retailers; Juhuasuan, a group buying marketplace; Alibaba.com, an online business-to-business marketplace; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; and AliExpress, a consumer marketplace. Alibaba Group Holding Limited is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.
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