Canada Imports  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Canada amounted to CAD 46.7 billion in September 2017, down 0.3 percent from the previous month. Declines in the electronic and electrical equipment and parts and consumer goods sections were mostly offset by higher imports of energy products. Purchases of electronic and electrical equipment and parts were down 4.6 percent to CAD 5.1 billion. Prices decreased 1.5 percent, while volumes were up 1.3 percent. Year-on-year, total imports fell 2.0 percent. Imports from the United States rose 0.4 percent to CAD 30.1 billion. As a result, Canada's trade surplus with the United States narrowed from CAD 2.7 billion in August to CAD 2.2 billion. Imports from countries other than the United States fell 1.4 percent to CAD 16.6 billion. Lower imports from Switzerland (pharmaceutical products) and Japan (gold bars) were partially offset by higher imports from Saudi Arabia (crude oil) and Singapore. Imports in Canada averaged 19908.19 CAD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 50104.20 CAD Million in June of 2017 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-06 12:30 PM Imports C$ 47.18B C$ 50.20B C$ 50B
2017-10-05 12:30 PM Imports C$47.04B C$47.03B
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Imports C$46.74B C$46.87B C$46.9B
2017-12-05 01:30 PM Imports C$46.74B


Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3179.70 -3181.40 8524.80 -4256.70 CAD Million [+]
Exports 43560.00 43690.00 48786.90 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
Imports 46740.00 46870.00 50104.20 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -16319.00 -12921.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -3.40 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
External Debt 615.99 612.33 615.99 14.82 CAD Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 92.20 90.40 110.30 81.20 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 223.00 11576.00 50326.00 -8640.00 CAD Million [+]
Capital Flows 0.00 -51.00 4632.00 -672.00 CAD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 46.19 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3942.00 3729.00 4107.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.96 2.52 3.00 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4183681.00 4531101.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 127.00 357.00 469.00 38.00 USD Million [+]

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Canada Imports

In 2016, Canada imported mostly: consumer goods (22 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (19 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (10 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (8 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); and energy products (5 percent). Canada’s main import partners are: the United States (66 percent of total imports); the European Union (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (7 percent); Mexico (3 percent); Japan and South Korea (2 percent each). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46740.00 46870.00 50104.20 1112.00 1971 - 2017 CAD Million Monthly