Foreign investors sold CAD 17.5 billion of Canada securities in June of 2022, after acquiring an upwardly revised C$2.8 billion in the previous month. This was the first foreign divestment in Canadian securities since July 2020 and the largest since December of 2018, largely on sales of shares. Foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian equities by C$12.6 billion in June, after divesting C$1.2 billion in the previous month, primarily shares of the banking sector. Non-resident investors also reduced their holdings of Canadian debt securities by C$5.0 billion, the first divestment since March 2021, mostly in government (-C$15.7 billion) and federal government enterprises (-C$8.6 billion) instruments. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by C$12.3 billion in June, a fourth monthly divestment in 2022, mainly due to sales of US shares and US money market instruments. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 5029.97 CAD Million from 1988 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 52609 CAD Million in April of 2020 and a record low of -24129 CAD Million in October of 2007. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Foreign Stock Investment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be 35000.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities is projected to trend around 25000.00 CAD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-07-15 12:30 PM May C$2.35B C$22.17B
2022-08-16 12:30 PM Jun C$-17.54B C$2.83B
2022-09-16 12:30 PM Jul C$-17.54B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Money Supply M0 320867.00 352936.00 CAD Million May 2022
Money Supply M2 2358518.00 2347490.00 CAD Million May 2022
Money Supply M3 3283672.00 3251289.00 CAD Million May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves 106638.00 106282.00 USD Million Jul 2022
Loans to Private Sector 551716.00 542229.00 CAD Million May 2022
Foreign Stock Investment -17539.00 2829.00 CAD Million Jun 2022

Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities
In Canada, the data series on international transactions in securities covers portfolio transactions in equity and investment fund shares, bonds and money market instruments for both Canadian and foreign issues. This activity excludes transactions in equity and debt instruments between affiliated enterprises, which are classified as foreign direct investment in international accounts.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-17539.00 2829.00 52609.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly
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News Stream
Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities Drops in June
Foreign investors sold CAD 17.5 billion of Canada securities in June of 2022, after acquiring an upwardly revised C$2.8 billion in the previous month. This was the first foreign divestment in Canadian securities since July 2020 and the largest since December of 2018, largely on sales of shares. Foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian equities by C$12.6 billion in June, after divesting C$1.2 billion in the previous month, primarily shares of the banking sector. Non-resident investors also reduced their holdings of Canadian debt securities by C$5.0 billion, the first divestment since March 2021, mostly in government (-C$15.7 billion) and federal government enterprises (-C$8.6 billion) instruments. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by C$12.3 billion in June, a fourth monthly divestment in 2022, mainly due to sales of US shares and US money market instruments.
2022-08-16
Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities at 15-Month Low
Foreign investors acquired C$2.3 billion of Canadian securities in May of 2022, the lowest since January last year and down almost 90% from C$22.2 billion investment in April. Foreign investors acquired a net C$2.3 billion in Canadian bonds, with C$4.5 billion of investments in Canadian corporate bonds. On the other hand, non-resident investors reduced their exposure to federal and provincial money market instruments by C$5.4 billion and C$1.3 billion, respectively. Meanwhile, investors from abroad reduced their exposure to Canadian equity securities by C$1.2 billion in May 2022, after divesting C$570 million in the previous month.
2022-07-15
Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities More than Halves
Foreign investors acquired C$22.2 billion of Canadian securities in April of 2022, less than half of a downwardly revised net inflow of C$46.5 billion in March, which was the 2nd highest on record. Foreign investors acquired a net C$24.3 billion in Canadian bonds, with C$25.9 billion of investments in Canadian corporate bonds. Meanwhile, net outflows from the Canadian equity market totalled C$0.6 billion, after registering a downwardly revised net inflows of C$13.6 billion in March. On the other hand, Canadian investors purchased C$29.2 billion in foreign securities after an upwardly revised net outflow of C$25.2 billion, the second largest net decrease on record.
2022-06-17