Imports to Canada rose by 5.3% over a month to CAD 54.1 billion in October of 2021. It was the highest reading on record, led by an increase in purchases of motor vehicles and parts (+27.2%), namely light trucks (+32.5%) and motor vehicle engines and parts (+34%), as the stoppages related to semiconductor shortages were less prevalent than those in September and August. Inbound purchases also increased for energy products (14.9%), driven by refined petroleum products (+23.8%) due to higher production from the United States as refineries restarted activity after Hurricane Ida, clothing, footwear, and accessories (+15.4%) and pharmaceutical products (6.6%). source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 22313.91 CAD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 54090.50 CAD Million in October of 2021 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 December of 2021.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 51300.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-04 12:30 PM Sep C$51.14B C$52.75B C$ 53B
2021-12-07 01:30 PM Oct C$54.09B C$51.39B C$51B
2022-01-06 01:30 PM Nov C$54.09B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 2090.00 1420.00 CAD Million Oct/21
Current Account 1369.00 1368.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Current Account to GDP -1.90 -2.10 percent of GDP Dec/20
Exports 56183.10 52999.80 CAD Million Oct/21
Imports 54090.50 51141.80 CAD Million Oct/21
External Debt 3074252.00 3036227.00 CAD Million Jun/21
Terms of Trade 98.10 98.00 points Sep/21
Foreign Direct Investment 18182.00 13881.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Capital Flows -3318.00 -19.00 CAD Million Sep/21
Tourist Arrivals 671662.00 600982.00 Sep/21
Oil Exports 8957.00 8424.40 CAD Million Sep/21

News Stream
Canada October Imports at Record High
Imports to Canada rose by 5.3% over a month to CAD 54.1 billion in October of 2021. It was the highest reading on record, led by an increase in purchases of motor vehicles and parts (+27.2%), namely light trucks (+32.5%) and motor vehicle engines and parts (+34%), as the stoppages related to semiconductor shortages were less prevalent than those in September and August. Inbound purchases also increased for energy products (14.9%), driven by refined petroleum products (+23.8%) due to higher production from the United States as refineries restarted activity after Hurricane Ida, clothing, footwear, and accessories (+15.4%) and pharmaceutical products (6.6%).
2021-12-07
Canada September Imports at 3-Month Low
Imports to Canada decreased 3% over a month to CAD 51.14 billion in September of 2021, the lowest since June of 2021, mainly due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips and their impact on the production of motor vehicles in North America. Imports of motor vehicles and parts declined (-13.6%), with imports of parts and engines (-20.3%) posting the largest decrease due to lower vehicle assembly activity in Canada, followed by decrease in imports of passenger cars and light trucks (-12.5%) due to lower production in the United States. Also, imports of metal and non-metallic mineral products fell (-6.3%), led by unwrought gold (-17.7%) due to decreased imports from the United Kingdom followed by Copper (-80.7%). Imports of energy products were also down (by-10%) primarily on lower crude oil imports from the United States on account of disruptions caused by hurricane IDA on crude oil production on the US Gulf Coast and temporary shutdowns at some Canadian refineries.
2021-11-04
Canada Imports Fall in August
Imports to Canada decreased 1.4% over a month to CAD 52.5 billion in August of 2021, despite gains in a majority of product sections, largely due to lower purchases of motor vehicles and parts (-11.1%), as global production of cars and trucks has been impacted by supply issues, significantly affecting Canadian imports since the beginning of 2021. The decrease in imports of motor vehicles and parts in August erased almost two-thirds of the gain observed in July. Purchases also fell sharply for aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (-28.8%), namely aircraft (-80.7%) since no commercial airliners were imported. Imports of parts of railway rolling stock and of other transportation equipment (-46.3%) were also down in August.
2021-10-05

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 51141.80 52505.90 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Consumer Goods 11018.90 11008.00 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 6574.10 7534.90 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 3437.20 3619.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 3190.20 3554.60 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Energy Products 2549.40 2830.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2245.20 2246.90 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 1814.20 1893.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1796.10 1811.50 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1692.30 1616.00 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1392.00 1429.70 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1277.80 1288.60 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1167.90 1362.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1061.30 1108.00 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Electrical Components 964.60 973.00 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Plastic Resins 922.10 928.90 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 874.40 833.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 866.00 826.10 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 855.30 889.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 846.80 915.60 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 721.10 750.90 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Cleaning Products and Toiletri 611.70 588.60 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Paper and Published Products 562.90 530.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Non-metallic Mineral Products 529.80 518.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Appliances 509.50 474.60 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Meat Products 430.40 395.20 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Alcoholic Beverages 396.50 366.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Tires 350.10 354.20 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Natural Gas 298.70 267.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Pulp and Paper Stock 289.80 285.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Animal Feed 209.80 204.70 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Dyes and Pigments, Petrochemic 127.10 138.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Dairy Products 125.10 119.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Iron Ores and Concentrates 111.80 118.30 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Coffee and Tea 108.30 115.50 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Metalworking Machinery 105.20 120.00 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Non-metallic Minerals 91.90 88.10 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Tobacco Products 76.30 75.20 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Nickel Ores and Concentrates 74.80 121.10 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Copper Ores and Concentrates 67.80 109.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Live Animals 63.20 71.30 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Electricity 56.00 42.40 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Asphalt and Asphalt Products 41.50 40.50 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Aircraft 30.40 81.80 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Wheat 9.00 7.90 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Canola 8.00 8.30 CAD Million Sep/21
(bop) - Potash 0.40 0.40 CAD Million Sep/21

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