Canada Imports  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Canada fell 2.5 percent from the previous month to CAD 50.5 billion in April 2018, after reaching a record high in March. Purchases of motor vehicles and parts decreased 5.8 percent, mainly due to passenger cars and light trucks (-8.9 percent) and motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts (-4.4 percent). Also, imports of consumer goods went down 4.9 percent, driven by pharmaceutical and medicinal products. On the other hand, purchases of energy products increased 8.5 percent, boosted by refined petroleum energy products (+28.5 percent). Among major trading partners, imports declined from Germany (-5.7 percent) and Japan (-2 percent). Year over year, total imports were up 4.7%. Imports in Canada averaged 20267.35 CAD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 51752.40 CAD Million in March of 2018 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-05 12:30 PM Imports C$48.63B C$47.72B C$ 47.9B
2018-05-03 12:30 PM Imports C$51.72B C$48.8B C$ 48B
2018-06-06 12:30 PM Imports C$50.47B C$51.75B C$ 48B
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Imports C$50.47B C$ 50.5B
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Imports C$ 50.8B
2018-09-05 12:30 PM Imports C$ 51B


Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1902.20 -3932.80 8524.80 -4127.40 CAD Million [+]
Exports 48564.40 47819.60 48564.40 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
Imports 50466.60 51752.40 51752.40 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -19496.00 -16486.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -3.30 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
External Debt 631.90 615.99 631.90 14.82 CAD Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 93.50 93.30 110.30 81.20 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17792.00 8333.00 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 3981.00 4122.00 4287.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.96 2.52 3.00 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1883642.00 1879690.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 87.00 144.00 469.00 38.00 USD Million [+]

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Canada Imports

In 2017, Canada imported mainly: consumer goods (22 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (20 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (10 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (8 percent) and energy products (6 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the United States (65 percent of total imports); the European Union (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (7 percent); Mexico (4 percent) and Japan (2 percent). 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50466.60 51752.40 51752.40 1112.00 1971 - 2018 CAD Million Monthly




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