Foreign investors acquired C$20.02 billion in Canadian securities in September of 2021, less than a downwardly revised C$22.74 billion in August. It was the 14th straight month of foreign acquisitions, driven by C$26.4 billion investment in corporate debt securities, while divestment in government debt securities reached a monthly record of C$14.0 billion. Additionally, foreign investors acquired C$3.5 billion in Canadian equity securities, following a C$0.7 billion divestment in the prior month, mostly in the manufacturing, trade, and transportation sectors. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by C$2.03 billion to C$17.18 billion, mostly US equities. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4672.90 CAD Million from 1988 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 50879 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 November of 2021.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be 5000.00 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 7500.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-18 12:30 PM Aug C$26.3B C$14.06B
2021-11-18 01:30 PM Sep C$20.02B C$22.74B
2021-12-17 01:30 PM Oct C$20.02B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Money Supply M0 392467.00 373288.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Money Supply M2 2286467.00 2283153.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Money Supply M3 3118552.00 3104184.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Foreign Exchange Reserves 104169.00 106270.00 USD Million Oct/21
Loans to Private Sector 493131.00 487157.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Foreign Stock Investment 20020.00 22740.00 CAD Million Sep/21

News Stream
Foreign Acquisition of Canadian Securities Moderates
Foreign investors acquired C$20.02 billion in Canadian securities in September of 2021, less than a downwardly revised C$22.74 billion in August. It was the 14th straight month of foreign acquisitions, driven by C$26.4 billion investment in corporate debt securities, while divestment in government debt securities reached a monthly record of C$14.0 billion. Additionally, foreign investors acquired C$3.5 billion in Canadian equity securities, following a C$0.7 billion divestment in the prior month, mostly in the manufacturing, trade, and transportation sectors. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by C$2.03 billion to C$17.18 billion, mostly US equities.
2021-11-18
Foreigners Buy Most Canadian Securities in Over a Year
Foreign investors acquired a net CAD 26.3 billion in Canadian securities in August of 2021, the most since a record investment was observed in April of 2020, mainly in the form of debt securities issued by the federal government and chartered banks. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 15.2 billion after the divestment of CAD 4.7 billion in the previous month. Canadian investors’ August purchase of foreign securities was equally distributed in bonds and equities, with CAD 9.4 billion of US shares being added, while the amount of non-US foreign shares decreased by CAD 1.4 billion. Still, the bonds purchased totaled CAD 7.1 billion, with CAD 3.5 destined to non-US foreign bonds, marking the largest investment since September of 2020. As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds of CAD 11.1 billion in the Canadian economy in August, following a net inflow of CAD 18.7 billion in July.
2021-10-18
Foreign Investors Acquire Less Canadian Securities in July
Foreign investors acquired C$14.19 billion in Canadian securities in July of 2021, declining from an upwardly revised C$19.64 billion in June, mainly in the form of government debt securities, while divestment in Canadian shares capped gains. This marked the twelfth straight month of investment in these instruments for a total of C$118.1 billion. On the other hand, Canadian investors cut their holdings of foreign securities by C$4.69 billion, compared to a downwardly revised record acquisition of C$28.0 billion in the previous month. It was the first time Canadians divested from these types of securities since March of 2020, mostly US shares (C$-3.6 billion) and non-US stocks (C$-1.6 billion). As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds in the Canadian economy of C$18.9 billion in July.
2021-09-16

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.