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

Total imports to Canada rose 0.6% to a record high $48.1 billion in April, a fifth consecutive monthly increase, with gains in 7 of 11 sections. Prices increased 1.0%, while volumes were down 0.3%. Year over year, total imports were up 7.4%. Higher imports of consumer goods, electronic and electrical equipment and parts, and basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products were responsible for the increase in April. Imports in Canada averaged 19600.85 CAD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 47704.90 CAD Million in September of 2016 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-04 12:30 PM Feb C$46.3B C$46.0B C$46B
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Mar C$47.11B C$46.33B
2017-06-02 12:30 PM Apr C$48.06B C$47.76B
2017-07-06 12:30 PM May C$48.06B
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Jun
2017-09-06 12:30 PM Jul




Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -370.30 -935.80 8524.80 -4256.70 CAD Million [+]
Exports 47688.90 46824.80 47688.90 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
Imports 48059.20 47760.60 48059.20 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -14053.00 -11784.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -2.30 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
External Debt 615.99 612.33 615.99 14.82 CAD Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 90.50 91.20 110.30 81.20 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8678.00 11537.00 50326.00 -8640.00 CAD Million [+]
Capital Flows -51.00 0.00 4632.00 -672.00 CAD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 46.19 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3840.00 4107.00 4107.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 127.00 357.00 469.00 38.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 2.52 2.30 3.00 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1670640.00 1467119.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]

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Canada Imports Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48059.20 47760.60 48059.20 1112.00 1971 - 2017 CAD Million Monthly