Imports to Canada increased 0.9 percent from the previous month to CAD 49.8 billion in January of 2021, following two consecutive months of decline. Imports of energy products (+20.5%) posted the largest gain in January, mainly on higher imports of refined petroleum products (+87.8%), of which diesel. Imports of electronic and electrical equipment and parts (+2.9%) also contributed to the increase, namely electronic and electrical parts and of computers and computer peripherals. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 21874.26 CAD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 52759.20 CAD Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 49500.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Canada to stand at 51300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 51000.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49779.30 49353.50 52759.20 1112.00 1971 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Oct C$50.23B C$49.3B C$49.5B
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Nov C$50.1B C$50.23B
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Dec C$48.98B C$50.16B
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan C$49.78B C$49.35B


News Stream
Canada Imports Rise 0.9% MoM In January
Imports to Canada increased 0.9 percent from the previous month to CAD 49.8 billion in January of 2021, following two consecutive months of decline. Imports of energy products (+20.5%) posted the largest gain in January, mainly on higher imports of refined petroleum products (+87.8%), of which diesel. Imports of electronic and electrical equipment and parts (+2.9%) also contributed to the increase, namely electronic and electrical parts and of computers and computer peripherals.
2021-03-05
Canada Imports Fall in December
Imports to Canada declined 2.3 percent from the previous month to CAD 48.98 billion in December 2020, the second consecutive monthly decline and the largest decrease since May. Imports of consumer goods fell 8.0 percent, led by a 21.5 percent slump in purchases of clothing, footwear and textile products. Also, imports of pharmaceutical products dropped 14.7 percent from November's record high. Lastly, imports of miscellaneous goods and supplies were down 8.6 percent, following recent increases that were due in large part to higher imports of personal protective equipment. For the year 2020, imports declined 8.6 percent.
2021-02-05
Canada Imports Drop 0.3% MoM in November
Imports to Canada edged down 0.3% month-over-month to CAD 50.1 billion in November of 2020, mainly due to lower purchases of industrial machinery, equipment and parts (-3.9%), of which other general-purpose machinery and equipment (-6.8%). In October, high-value shipments of wind turbines from China related to a new wind farm project were observed but were not repeated in November. Imports also decreased for metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-11%), namely other metal ores and concentrates (-23.2%) as a result of lower imports of gold from Peru. These declines were partially offset by higher imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (+16.2%), especially those of aircraft, in part because of two new airliners imported from Ireland.
2021-01-07
Canada Imports Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Imports to Canada were up 1.9% mom to CAD 50.2 billion in October of 2020, the highest reading in as year, led by purchases of electronic and electrical equipment and parts (9.5%). The coronavirus pandemic drove the cell phone industry to introduce new models outside the typical release cycle. The introduction of new models in Canada in October rather than September, the usual month for new releases, accounts for this strong increase. Imports of consumer goods, the largest product section for Canadian imports, rose 4.3% to a record CAD 11.6 billion in October, mainly clothing, footwear and accessories. In contrast, biggest decline was seen in purchases of unwrought gold, silver and platinum group metals, and their alloys (-38.7%).
2020-12-04

Canada Imports
In 2018, Canada imported mainly: consumer goods (20 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (19 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (11 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (7 percent) and energy products (6 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the US (64 percent of total imports); the EU (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (8 percent); Mexico (3 percent) and Japan (2 percent).
Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 49779.30 48983.30 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Consumer Goods 10858.90 10848.30 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 8722.00 8980.60 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4342.80 4438.70 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 2638.40 2602.00 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2058.50 2013.90 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 2054.80 1945.80 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Energy Products 2035.20 1687.50 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1523.80 1419.00 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1511.90 1500.30 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1407.30 1279.30 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1359.80 1237.50 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1033.70 1054.50 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 953.60 917.80 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Electrical Components 915.80 896.60 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 826.00 829.30 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 824.70 782.40 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 723.60 721.60 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Plastic Resins 696.80 687.90 CAD Million Jan/21
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 689.80 703.50 CAD Million Jan/21

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